The First Sunday of Lent
Prayer for the week
We are painfully aware that inequality means some are sick from overindulgence, whilst others struggle without essentials. Grant joy and gratitude to those of us with the privilege to choose to give up a luxury for Lent, so that our solidarity with others may increase, and our devotion to you may deepen; as Jesus gave up all for love of us.
Canon Carol Wardman
Collect for the week
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves
in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.