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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

March 16, 2011 Length: 1:01

St. Benedict of Nursia on depending upon God to overcome temptation.

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Among the things for which we ask in the Lord’s Prayer is, “Lead us not into temptation.” St. Benedict of Nursia tells us we’ll never overcome temptation without God’s help:

These words, brothers, are warning enough that we should be on our guard. We must therefore beg the Lord with many sighs, striking our hearts as well as our breasts, never to leave us His servants without His help…by the protection of His assistance, to surround us with the wall of His grace and by His defense ward off the incursion of temptation in us, so as not to permit the work of His hands to be taken captive and subjected to slavery by the enemy…

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