Prayer for the First Sunday of Lent

Benin Baptism photograph by Ferdinand Reus, 2007.

Benin Baptism photograph by Ferdinand Reus, 2007.

God of wilderness and water, your Son was baptized and tempted as we are. Guide us through this season, that we may not avoid struggle, but open ourselves to blessing, through the cleansing depths of repentance and the heaven-rending words of the Spirit. Amen.

Prayer is from the Revised Common Lectionary provided by the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.

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