Our Father in heaven, let us not be controlled by the fear of loss and be led away from our faithful commitment to Christ.
Let us not destroy years of good and a life of faith by a moment of weakness, doubt or foolishness.
Keep us from believing that a desirable end justifies a wrong decision.
Help us to look for the way of escape when temptation comes and to succeed over the devil’s wiles.
Help us to be sober and vigilant, watching always in vigilance, steadfast in prayer, in the Word, and in fellowship with the saints.
Help us to do good, today, tomorrow, and always, never veering from the right path.
Give us strength to live according to the truth that every choice matters.
This prayer was inspired by Stephen Bradd’s article, “The Making of Darth Vader.”