Lord God, loving Father, keep me from temptation today.
I know that Satan will not stay away from me and that the example of the evil world will entice me. I do not know what today’s temptations today may bring.
Keep me lest I am tempted to take Your name in vain, to take my work too easy, to lie, or slander, or steal. Preserve me from neglecting opportunities to do good in my work or at home.
Dear Lord, You know my sinful heart, which so easily departs from You. Give me the grace to recognize temptation when it comes, and fill my heart with Your Holy Spirit that I may resist and overcome sin.
Help me to regard the trials which may come to me this day as coming from Your gracious hand, that I may be drawn closer to You. Whatever the difficulties in my family or in my work may be, make me strong in hope and trust.
Help me to say: “My heart from care is free; No trouble troubles me,” knowing that troubles must fade in Your presence.
Help me at all times to look forward to the day when I shall rise above all pain and trouble to the glorious mansions prepared for me by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen