Friday 3rd March: Overcome Temptation

The theme of this school week is: Temptation

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Reflection

In this life, temptation is inevitable, but our prayer is that God will provide the wisdom to recognize it and the strength necessary to resist it when it comes. St. James writes that man who resists temptation is blessed and he will be given the crown of life–that is, eternal life. And he makes it clear that temptation does not come from God: “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone” (James 1:14-15).

Anyone can turn to God at any moment and ask for the strength to resist temptations that would otherwise lead us to hurt ourselves or others.

Prayer

Father, help us to see the temptations in our lives, and the sin that they lead on to. Give us your wisdom to recognise, and your strength to overcome, so that we can become the people you made us to be. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.