Sunday 6 March 2022 | Lent

The Lenten journey

God of mercy, Jesus found a sure defense in your word:
strengthen us to persevere faithfully as we confront the temptations of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen

READING from Deuteronomy 26: 1-11
6 The Egyptians treated us harshly and forced us to work as slaves.
7 Then we cried out for help to the Lord, the God of our ancestors. He heard us and saw our suffering, hardship, and misery.
8 By his great power and strength he rescued us from Egypt. He worked miracles and wonders and caused terrifying things to happen.
9 He brought us here and gave us this rich and fertile land.

READING from Romans 10: 8b-13
10 For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved.
11 The scripture says, “Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.”
12 This includes everyone, because there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles; God is the same Lord of all and richly blesses all who call to him.

GOSPEL according to Luke 4: 1-13
1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness,
2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished.

Go now, confessing Christ as Lord, in word and deed.
Worship and serve the Lord your God and no other.
Stand firm in the time of trial;
tell the story of God’s goodness,
and trust in the Lord whose saving word is always with you.

Go in peace with courage, to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

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