First Sunday of Lent, Year C – 1998 Roman Missal Prayers

“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness….”  (Luke 4:1)


Opening Prayer

Lord our God,

You alone do we worship,

Only your word gives life.


Sustain your Church on its Lenten journey.

When we walk through the desert of temptation,

strengthen us to renounce the power of evil.

When our faith is tested by doubt,

illumine our hearts with Easter’s bright promise.


We ask this through Christ, our deliverance and hope,

Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

holy and mighty God for ever and ever.