PRAYING THE LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYING THE LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYING THE LORD’S PRAYER

            STEP FIVE

“AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL” – Matt. 6:13

The Bible tells us that Job was protected from evil because God had placed an hedge about Him. Pray therefore that, that kind of safeguard will surround you completely – Job 1:10. For, if one has such hedge about himself and substance, given by God, temptation and evil shall by no means come his way.

Except the devil takes permission from God, he cannot hurt or harm you Job 1:11-12. Another funny and interesting thing about following God is that, once you are under the banner of God (NISSI), the devil cannot negatively affect you again because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The most Satan can do therefore, is to affect your environs, your substance and material possessions Job 1:12. But he can never touch your soul.

To pray for protection from sin, means that every time you pray, you prepare yourself to fight temptations and evil. No wonder Paul told the early Ephesian Christians the secret of protection through prayers – Ephesians 6:13-18.
13… “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, which you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having overcome or done all, to stand.
14… Stand therefore, having your loins gait about with truth and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15… And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (Shalom)
…16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
…17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
…18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”. Eph 6:13-18.

The armour of God is to be worn in the prayer room. If you are going to be faced with a temptation that is especially grievous, share it with some of the sisters or brothers and ask them to “agree in the spirit” to bind this problem.

Picture yourself overcoming the sin while you pray, and confess aloud how you will respond to the temptation. E.g. “I reject you in Jesus’ name”.

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