Lead us not into temptation

Thus therefore shall you pray: 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 supersubstantial bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. Amen. St. Matthew 6:9-13

Jesus teaches us how to act, when we are exposed to temptations.

“How many there are who, through temptations, persevered and were saved, and who, had they been without these trials – growing by degrees lukewarm and proud – would in the end have become reprobates! Dost thou know even one, among all those that have sanctified themselves, who was free from temptations? Have not the greatest Saints been won’t to feel the greatest temptations? This is the way whereby a more than ordinary purity of heart is obtained: whereby more perfect virtue is acquired: whereby the soul is better prepared for the divine union.”

Excerpt taken from The Imitation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. (The Third Book, Chapter XXII)

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