LORD, remember those who walk in paths of temptation—and my own self, too. We know a little about temptation, and because we know, because we have been tempted, our hearts go out in sympathy and love for the tempted and in pity for those who have failed. But You, Lord Jesus, You know ‘What strong temptations mean, For You hast felt the same.”
You were tempted in all points like we are. You know the power of the great wind that would sweep us out of the path, the long, long strain that would wear out at last the utmost resistance. Oh, help us! We are not always strong to resist—we have been weakened by yielding—nor always wise to recognize the subtle foe. Make us alert to see the danger and strengthen us to meet it. Lead us not into temptation. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin!
Isaac Watts. Heb. 4:15. Prayer Book