Merciful God, as we embark on this season of Lent, help us pause for a moment to reflect on all you have given us, not just our possessions, but your ever present love and protection that guides us through each day. In spite of our overly busy schedules, we need to take time to thank you for your guiding hand and remember to live as an example to you.
Father, in our Gospel reading, we heard again how Jesus resisted the temptations of the devil time after time. Let us take that with us today as we face the trials and temptations of our daily lives. Throughout these 40 days and even after our glorious Easter celebration, help us to resist the temptations we encounter and instead let us treat others fairly, use our time and talents effectively, spend our money wisely and above all worship only you.