Heavenly Father, we confess that we are often drawn into temptation. Sometimes these temptations seem innocent enough, just one more piece of chocolate or one tiny white lie to save someone's feelings. Sometimes we're so sure that we can't be tempted by the really big sins that we find ourselves falling into those traps without realising what we've done. Sometimes, Lord, we even succumb to those temptations and our own hearts break with the sorrow of knowing we have let You down.
Help us to meditate more carefully on Your Word and to strive to keep those words ever present in our hearts. Grant that we might resist on the days of temptation and win the battle no matter how insignificant it may seem. You know us, Father, and You know what trips us up.
Help us to be willing to truthfully face the things that tempt us so that we can arm ourselves against another failure should that very temptation come our way once more. Help us always to draw closer to You, that we may overcome the desires for things that take us off the path of salvation. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Read James 1:12-14