The 40 Days of Lent
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.’ But he answered, ‘It is written,
“One does not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Lord, We live in a world that tells us that we live by bread alone, but you tell us different. Inspire us during this Lenten season to discern that different path. Let us be guided by your spirit in the direction that you have set out for all of your creation. Strengthen us as we seek that direction.