Readings for 1st Sunday in Lent
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19; and Matthew 4: 1-11
Monday 27 February
How on earth to get through Lent without bragging or wearing a badge saying ‘I am a Lent martyr!’
Look at the model of Jesus himself.His wilderness experience was focussed at each point on God. Jesus deflects the call to test God or look towards self or something else as divine.
This Lent may you keep focussed on God’s call to salvation now and on into the future.
Prayer: My Lord Jesus, you fasted forty days in the wilderness, you were tempted as we are and you prevailed. This Lent give me a portion of that grace to be obedient to your Spirit. Lord, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save. Amen