A Collect to Resist Temptation

Spirit of the Lord, who speaks in our hearts great truth and wisdom, grant us strength to resist the temptations of this world and the base desires of our flesh, that we might live not for pleasure or vice, but for the joy that comes from the life you have offered to all, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died and was raised to life eternal in the presence of the Father through you. Amen. ‘Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions.’ – Rom. 6:12