Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for coming down to Earth as a human baby. You have experienced what it is like to be fully human. Thank you that You are familiar with what it feels like to be tempted, and yet You remained blameless. We praise You that we know You are not the one who tempts us; it is satan who does that. Please help the Christian Believers in Japan to know that You are not the originator of temptations, but that we can turn to You to help us defeat those temptations. We bless the Church in Japan to be pure and spotless, free from shame; to be overcomers (The Bible, James 1:13).
Lord, we confess that although You have given us free will to choose right and do right, we fail at times yielding to temptations. We pray that the Churches in Guinea-Bissau will teach that the source of the temptation is in themselves. The fault is in the desires and the weakness of our human nature. Each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. We pray that the Christian Believers will refuse to do evil and shun sin. We praise You Lord, for the good news is You can forgive sins because You have died for the entire human race (The Bible, James 1:14-15).