A Lenten Collect to Go When Led Difficult Places

Lord Jesus, who is filled by the Spirit because you are one with the Spirit, you were led into the wilderness to remain for forty days. We may likewise be led by the Spirit into places that we may not wish to go. Give us courage and strength to obey, trusting in the work that you are doing in us, that we might emerge more like you and ever more devoted to the Father, through you who reigns in Trinitarian love forever. Amen. ‘Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness.’ – Luke 4:1