A Collect to Hunger for God

Lord Jesus, who was tempted in the wilderness as we are tempted, keep us from working merely to satisfy ourselves, but may we hunger to know the Father and so exert ourselves to enter into the life that you have prepared for us, through you who lived without sin and now reigns in glory with the Father and Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen. ‘The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”‘ – Matthew 4:3-4