Dear Lord,

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten period before Easter. Again you have reminded us of your son, who after being baptised, was immediately sent to the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting for forty day, our Lord Jesus was hungry and it is on this hunger that the devil focus upon. Dear Lord, in this dangerous and hungry times, help us to focus on your spiritual truths.

Help us to go beyond our hunger for physical food to spiritual food.

Help us to move beyond our hunger for self-centered living to Christ-centered living.

Help us to transcend our hunger for worldly treasures to seek heavenly treasures.

Teach us again while our earthly hunger may be sated, we will hunger again. Only you and you alone will satisfy us such that we hunger no more.

Amen
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