Prayer is not just a way to deal with guilt and shame after a lapse or failure. It is also a way to avoid their occurring. In this psalm, the narrator tells us that his feet almost slipped because of his self pity and the discouragement that followed when his heart turned away from God. But through prayer, he experienced a reorientation of his heart that rescued him from the spiritual peril he place himself in. This message will show how to use prayer in a specific way to avoid temptation and find deliverance from evil. There is great power for deliverance in prayer.