Old Testament: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Epistle: Philippians 3:17-4:1
Gospel: Luke 13:31-35
God of wilderness and water, your Son was baptized and tempted as we are. Guide us through this season, that we may not avoid struggle, but open
ourselves to blessing, through the cleansing depths of repentance and the
heaven-rending words of the Spirit. Amen.