This prayer guide, inspired by the chapter titled Temptations in Strategic Renewal’s resource 21 Days of Prayer for Your Church Leader, is focused on seeking God’s face through the following passage.

Hebrews 4:14-16

14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers

Temptations Prayer Guide


Identify and celebrate God’s praiseworthy attributes

  • Jesus is our great high priest and the Son of God (v. 14)
  • As our great high priest, Jesus sympathizes with our weaknesses (v. 15)
  • Jesus is our sinless Savior (v. 15)
  • Our God’s throne is one of abundance grace, mercy, and help (v. 16)

Prayer Prompts

  • Jesus I praise You as my great high priest for the sympathy and strength You gave in my struggle with…
  • Lord, thank You for how…(church leader) has displayed Your sympathy by…


Surrender to Him and His ways

  • Lord, rather than holding fast to our confession, I have struggled to believe that You…
  • Jesus, I admit that I often give in to the temptation to…


Ask the Spirit to guide prayer over concerns, resources, and relationships

  • Lord, help…(church leader) experience and reflect You as their great high priest as they…
  • Lord, we come to You confidently on behalf of…that they would receive your grace and mercy to help them in…


Encouragement and strength for spiritual battle

  • Lord Jesus, help us to confidently draw near to Your throne of grace in our battle with…

*this prayer guide is an excerpt from the appendix of 21 Day of Praying for Your Church Leaders, by Strategic Renewal. Click HERE for more information on this resource.