A Lenten Collect to Remember God’s Presence in the Wilderness

Lord God Almighty, who watches over all the happens in creation with great attention and care, let us not forget that we must endure times in the wilderness, but that you have not abandoned us to the wilds. Remind us that even these struggles are part of your design and plan for our good, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who persevered and was crowned with glory, sitting at your right hand in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness.’ – Luke 4:1