PRAYER Rx --- September 12
Lord Jesus, help me to understand that when I became a committed Christian, I also became Satan's target, for a lukewarm Christian is no threat to him. I may not always recognize Satan, for as C. S. Lewis wrote, "If one hasn't met Satan, it is probably because one is going his way!" ... Remind me that at Your baptism by John the Baptist, the triune Godhead was there: You, the Son, the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven, and God the Father, whose voice was heard saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."* You were "empowered" in a mighty way for Your ministry. ... But then You, Jesus, were "led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil."** ... You were tested, just as we will be; and You passed Your test, just as we can too with Your help, for "He who is in you is greater than he [Satan] who is in the world."*** ... Thank You that You have promised to be with me always, and that Your grace will be sufficient for all of my needs.
In Your holy name I pray.
* (Matt. 3:17) ** (Matt. 4:1) *** (I John 4:4)