The Collect for the
First Sunday of Lent
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ
fasted 40 days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet
without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save:
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can
separate us from your love.
In Christ Jesus our Lord.