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.

Amen.

Coronavirus Prayer

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.

Amen