Lord Jesus, as I begin the desert journey of Lent give me strength and courage.
Lead me through these days of prayer and penance in such a way that I may worthily come to the celebration of your saving death and glorious resurrection.
Stay with me in time of temptation.
Do not allow me to give way to greed but lead me to generous service. Preserve me from vanity and self glory and make me humble of heart. Save me from false pride, let me be obedient to your will. Amen.