A Lenten Collect of Thanks for Jesus’ Solidarity in Temptation

Lord Jesus, who was sensitive to the movements of the Holy Spirit on earth, we thank you for your willingness to be tempted as we are, that you might sympathize with our trials and know what it is to bear our weak and frail frames. Grant us the strength to resist as you did, through you who triumphed over sin and death and sat down at the right hand of the Father in the Spirit. Amen. ‘Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 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.’ – Luke 4:1-2