Gospel Reflection: Temptations of Christ

Here’s a prayerful reflection on the temptations of Christ (Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13), the suggested gospel reading for the first Sunday of Lent.  It was written by Anne Osdieck.


Gospel Reflection: Luke 1


Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan

and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days.


Holy Spirit, take us to the desert. Speak straight to our hearts.

Help us fast with Jesus. Smooth out our rough souls.

Give us spiritual quiet, a quick and ready faith.


God, our only nourishment, our energy,

we want to come out, like Jesus,

charged with yourself.

Let this be.


~ Copyright © 2013 Anne Osdieck.  Posted on The Center for Liturgy Sunday Website.  http://liturgy.slu.edu/