05 February 2008


Ivan Kramskoy. Christ in the Desert. 1872. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia


protect us in our struggle against evil.
As we begin the discipline of Lent,
make this day holy by our self-denial.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. +Amen