I came across these verses while reading the book of Sirach from The Old Testament – The Holy Bible. I believe they form a powerful prayer; helping us remain on the right path. Sirach’s Prayer for Help Against Sinning SIRACH 22.27 – 23.6 O Lord, Father and God of my life, Do not give me haughty eyes, And remove evil desire from me. Let neither gluttony nor lust overcome me, And do not give me over to shameless passion. Amen.