Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:

Pray that you enter not enter into temptation.

—Luke 22:40

Prayer and communion with God has the power to cleanse your heart. Every time I talk with God I feel cleansed in body, soul, and spirit. It is just like taking a shower on the inside — everything is fresh and new.

The psalmist wrote, “Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. 13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright , and I shall be innocent from the great transgression” (Psalms 19:12-13).

Prayer not only cleanses you, but it also protects you from sinning again. “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways” (Psalms 119:2-3).

Many sincere people confess their sin, yet within days are repeating the same transgression. Talking with God daily not only brings cleansing for today, but prayer provides deliverance from what may happen tomorrow. Yes, you’ll be tempted, but you will have the power to say, “No,” because you have been praying.

The unbeliever yields to sin because there is no power in to resist. God not only cleanses your heart, He empowers you to stay clean.

A Prayer for Today:

Heavenly Father, thank You for cleansing me daily. I boldly choose to live for You and You alone, clean before You!. Permeate my spirit, soul, and body so I can be transformed into Your image. Jesus, You are my perfect example of how I should live my life. Allow me the strength and wisdom to follow in Your footsteps. Grant me the power and understanding to be live cleanly. Keep me pure, peaceful, caring, thoughtful, obedient, compassionate, and genuine like You, Lord. I pray this in the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, Amen!