Tempted in the Winderness
A prayer that uses the temptations of Jesus to reflect on our own experience

Living Christ, in seeking to fulfil that which You recognised as Your calling,
You knew what it was to enticed by the easy option;
In the depth of personal need, to seek only satisfaction;
In search of popularity, to pursue the spectacular;
With ends to achieve, to grasp the power to make them happen.
But you knew the sound of a deeper voice
Speaking through Word and Spirit
To guide and stay Your hand.

So help us, as we engage in the roles and tasks appointed to us,
To seek your will and purpose in all things.
Protect us from simply seeing the obvious,
Or imagining that our world of work is one that You do not inhabit.
So help us encounter Your Spirit's guiding presence,
That we might fulfil Your Kingdom's purpose.