We thank you, Father, for those days in the desert when,
through prayer and fasting,
Jesus discovered your will for his life
and overcame the temptations of the Evil One.
Help us, during these days of Lent,
to come close to you and to listen to your voice.
Give us strength to overcome the temptations
to please ourselves and live life without you.
Teach us your way. For Jesus’ sake.
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.