Deliver Us From Ourselves

O God, Jesus fasted forty days in the desert, and there chose obedience and love for you over every temptation. Through our Lenten penances, deliver us from preoccupation with ourselves and our needs, so that we may be free to do the work of prayer and charity in sincerity of heart, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Friday, March 4, 2022.

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