The Spirit leads into a wilderness.
Surely goodness and mercy shall attend us at every step.
The Human One was in the wilderness with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.
God of the desert, may we recognize the tempter when he comes; let it be your bread we eat…you alone we worship.
***Images: Jay Emerson Johnson, 2016-17
***Text: the Gospel according to Matthew (4:1), according to Mark (11:13), the Psalmist (23:6), the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer.