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This excerpt was taken from Erwin Lutzer's "Covering your Life in Prayer"

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A Prayer to Resist Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”—1 Corinthians 10:13

On one occasion, a Christian woman came to the Elders of our church and asked for special prayer because she was so terribly tempted to accept the pressure from her male friend that they become sexually intimate. Because immorality had been in her background, she found herself weary of resisting his overtures and was about to give in to the temptation. We admired the fact that she was willing to seek out special prayer when she felt she was being tested above what she could bear.

In the Scripture verse above, Paul is speaking about the sins of the Israelites, who, though greatly blessed by God, nonetheless succumbed to sins of various kinds: idolatry, sexual immorality, grumbling, anger, and the like. They were redeemed by the blood of the lamb in Egypt, they were led by God in the desert, and their needs were cared for. Yet, in the face of all these undeserved privileges, they turned their back on the God who loved them. Their sin was greater because their opportunities were greater.

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A Prayer for Purity

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.”—1 Corinthians 5:6-7

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”—1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Sin—particularly known sin—weakens the church.

In context, Paul is chastising the church at Corinth because they had allowed at least one immoral relationship to continue without disciplining the offenders. Paul chides them for not mourning over their failure, but rather continuing with business as usual and even bragging about how great their church was. But God will not stand by without some form of discipline and judgment of His own. And in such a case, the whole church suffers. Public sin must have some kind of public discipline. 

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A Prayer About Appearing at the Judgment Seat of Christ

Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.”—1 Corinthians 3:12-13

All believers will appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ to give account of themselves to God. Let us suppose that every deed we’ve done since our conversion is turned into either a piece of precious metal or a piece straw depending on the quality of the work. Then let us imagine that our works are torched so that when we stand next to Jesus, we will see for ourselves how fruitful (or unfruitful) we were in this life.

In fact, I’m told that a man had just such a dream. In it, Jesus took the man’s works and lit them. The fire burned brightly, and when it was over, he noticed that there were bits of metal that survived the flames. With a small brush he brushed all of these tiny and pieces of gold and silver into his hand. 

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A Prayer About All We Possess in Christ

And because of him (God) you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”—1 Corinthians 1:30-31

When we think about Christ’s relationship with us, we immediately think of what He did for us as our substitute, bearing our sin on the cross. But He is not only our sin-bearer, He also embodies all that we need for our continuing spiritual growth and strength to face all of life. In other words, the better we see Jesus, the better we will strive to be all that we can be for His glory. Larry Crabb said it well, “Unbelievers do not see Christ as their greatest treasure. Neither do most believers. …More is available to us in Christ than we dare imagine. We settle for so much less. We taste Him so little” (quoted in Bryant, Christ is All, p.19).

Let’s meditate on the four blessings Paul mentions here.

Do you need wisdom for discernment and knowing God’s will? We can be sure that if we seek Christ in His fullness we will have that wisdom; we will especially have the wisdom to better understand the glory of the Gospel and the riches we have stored up for us.

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A Prayer That We Might Let God be God

If I find favor in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me back and let me see both it and his dwelling place. But if he says ‘I have no pleasure in you,’ behold, here I am, let him do to me what seems good to him.”—2 Samuel 15:25-26

Last week we joined David in giving praise to God for being delivered from Saul. Today, I shall introduce you to a prayer of his that’s one of utter despair. Yes, God delivered David from Saul, but now more ominously, the question was whether God would deliver him from the murderous intentions of his own son.  

David’s son, Absalom, rebelled against him, scheming to take the kingdom for himself. David’s world was disintegrating by the hour. One hammer blow after another was smashing his life and kingdom to pieces. He’d lost all moral authority to deal with his sons because of his own sin. He was forgiven by God, but he lost his leadership position within the family and never regained it. Even his friends were turning against him in public disrespect. His loyal advisor, Ahithophel, defected and joined Absalom whose coup d’état was gaining an ever-widening following.

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