We thank you for your Son and through him our chance to become your children.
As we journey through Lent towards the cross, challenge us again to an uncomfortable holiness.
Drive us into the wilderness places of our world, to the places where there is no food, no power and no protection.
Show us your Spirit at work there, so we might partner with you in the call of the gospel and discover your faithfulness to us, even in the deserted place and especially in the shadow of the cross.
Have mercy upon us we pray,