First Sunday of Lent (Prayer)

Tissot 1

Tissot 1

In recognition of the first Sunday of Lent, ESN shares this prayer. Scholar’s Compass will continue to run during Lent, but may appear during the week to give space for brief Lenten prayers and sometimes prayer requests on Sundays. Note: When you contact us, please do not only ask for advice, connections, and mentors, but also share particular prayer requests with us along the academic journey.

Prayer for the First Sunday in Lent, from The Book of Common Prayer
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be
tempted of Satan; Make speed to help thy servants who are
assaulted by manifold temptations; and, as thou knowest
their several infirmities, let each one find thee mighty to save;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for
ever. Amen.*

Image: Tissot, James Jacques Joseph, 1836-1902. Temptation in the Desert, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved February 12, 2016]. Original source:

*The Online Book of Common Prayer,

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