“Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41).
It’s not just Judas. Each of us is tempted by fear to run, betray, abandon, and join the crowd for the sake of self-preservation. Temptation sees only the opportunity of the moment and is blind to the ripple of long term consequences. Prayer provides the grace and alertness necessary to posture ourselves for victory; to make the right choices, at the right time, regardless of the circumstances.