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“Times of Testing” – Prayers on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday from Reflections on Matthew 3:16-4:11

04 Mar

O God, how I long for moments like these:

Moments when heaven opens up.

Moments when the Spirit descends like a dove.

Moments when I clearly hear Your voice of affirmation, “You are my child, whom I love, in whom I am well pleased”

O God, thank you for moments like these.  How I would love to stay in the warmth of its rays.

O God, how I dread and flee from moments like these:

Moments when the Spirit leads to the desert.

Moments of tempting and testing.

Moments of hunger and thirst; of emptiness of all but Your resource alone.

O Christ, strengthen and support me in moments like these.  Sustain me in my weakness that I may stand with you through the testings and temptings.  Send the devil away defeated and may your angels attend me in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 
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