Hope for the Hopeless: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Hope For the Hopeless:

‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’

Matthew 6:9-13; 1 Corinthians 10:12-13



Matthew 6:9-13

"This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.”


1 Corinthians 10:12-13

“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”


  • Prayer of Connection: Relationship  ‘Our Father’
  • Prayer of Adoration: Reverence   ‘Hallowed be Thy name’
  • Prayer of Devotion : Resignation  ‘Thy will be done…’
  • Prayer of Expectation: Reliance  ‘Give us this day our daily bread’
  • Prayer of Restoration: Release  ‘Forgive us our sins, as we forgive…’
  • Prayer of Protection: Reassurance  ‘Lead us not into temptation…’


 1.  The Difficulty of Temptation

             James 1:2; 13; Matthew 4:1


 2.  The Reality of Temptation

 Romans 6:14; Romans 5:18; Matthew 26:41


 3.  The Victory Over Temptation

       Genesis 4:7; 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

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