The tempter approached and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” (Matthew 4:3-4)
Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted. On this First Sunday of Lent, we look within ourselves to see what tempts us and leads us away from God.
God of wilderness and water,
your Son was baptized and tempted as we are.
Guide us through this season,
that we may not avoid struggles,
but open ourselves to blessing,
through the cleansing depths of repentance
and the heaven-rending words of the Spirit. Amen.
Prayers of the people ...
God of mercy,
your word was the sure defense of Jesus in his time of testing.
Minister to us in the wilderness of our temptation,
that we who have been set free from sin by Christ
may serve you well into life everlasting. Amen.
Sr. Lucyane Diniz is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur in Brazil. In her ministry, as an educator, Sr. Lu engages the youth of the Community of Maceió to express their reality through theatre programs.
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