The Prayer Appointed for the Week (Taken from The Divine Hours by Phyllis Tickle):
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 each one 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.
Additionally, I have been following along with Mars Hill’s Lenten series on Lamentations, and am enjoying their reflections and prayers around the concept of entering deliberately into a season of mourning, grief, and lament. Here is the prayer they have been praying as a community this past week:
My God, my God. I need courage to move from the safe distance to the uncertain center of my own pain and the pain of others.
My God, my God. Grant me companions in my pain and create a compassionate space within me so that I can incarnate Your presence to others.
May you internalize the presence of the One who is Mighty to Save this Sabbath Day, in order that you may open your heart wide to those in need of salvation in your life.