The First Sunday in Lent, March 9 :: You Know

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written,

“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,’

and

“‘On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written,

“‘You shall worship the Lord your God
    and him only shall you serve.’”

Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

Matthew 4:1-11

sound  ::  Working For The Devil, Joy Kills Sorrow (2013)

image  ::  And I am alone in my house, Patrick Caulfield (1973, British)
And I am alone in my house' 1973 by Patrick Caulfield 1936-2005

Almighty God,
whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan;
Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations;
and as you know the weaknesses of each of us,
let each one find You mighty to save;
through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer

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