prayer & reflections for Lent, wk1 (2.26-3.3,2012)

prayer for the day.

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let us find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
(from the liberti Lent & Easter 2012 prayerbook & the Book of Common Prayer)


The first Adam sinned by eating. Christ prevailed by self-control.

-Theodore of Heraclea

It is the policy of the Devil to persuade us that there is no Devil.

-C.S. Lewis

You can’t conceive, my child, nor can I or anyone, the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God.

-Graham Greene

The God of curved spaces, the dry God, is not going to help us, but the son whose blood spattered the hem of his mother’s robe.

-Jane Kenyon, “Looking at the Stars”

more on the why and how of Lent here.

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