The Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness and is leading us too.
We too will be tempted and tested.
As we begin our Lenten journey, let us be led by the Spirit,
even into the uncomfortable places.
As we seek to follow Jesus in these 40 days,
and our whole lives long,
may we be faithful and obedient to the perfecter of our faith, Jesus the Christ,
who came to preach good news to the poor, proclaim release to the prisoners
and to liberate the oppressed!
This is our teacher and savior we follow and worship this day.