Collects and Readings
The First week of Lent: 1st - 7th March
Grant us, Lord, to enter this period of testing by holy fasting, so that we may resist temptation, and be
helped and defended by self-denial; through Christ our Saviour.
The First Sunday of Lent
Genesis 2.15-17; 3.1-7
One man’s act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all.
The First Monday of Lent
'The judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold.
The First Tuesday of Lent
'The word that goes from my mouth' does not return to me empty, without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.'
The First Wednesday of Lent
'Just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of man be a sign to this generation.'
The First Thursday of Lent
'If you, then, evil as you are, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!'
The First Friday of Lent
'When the wicked abandons wickedness to become law-abiding and upright, he saves his own life.'
The First Saturday of Lent
You, O Lord, have charged that we should diligently keep your commandments. O that my ways were made so direct that I might keep your statutes.