Temptation occurs when someone is attracted and seduced by his own desire.  Then the desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it reaches full growth, gives birth to death. – Jas 1:14-15

Reflection. Desires of the heart are like seeds that grow into full-blown trees.  In the beginning they do not have great power, but they grow and if not stopped their progression is inevitable.  This is true both for holy desires and unholy desires to which we give our consent.

Prayer. Our Father, Who art in heaven, deliver me from evil now and at the hour of my death.