Prayers of Invocation on Lent
O Almighty God, whose Son entered not into glory, until first he suffered pain, grant that in these 40 days of Lent we may be found going in the way of the cross, and find it truly the way of life and of peace, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer (Adapted)
Your son fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are but did not sin.
Give us grace to direct our lives
in obedience to your Spirit,
that as you know our weakness,
so we may know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ our Redeemer,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God, now and forever. Amen.
Book of Common Worship, Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993.