O Christ, Son of God,
for our sake you fasted forty days and allowed yourself to be tempted.
Protect us so that we may not be led astray by any temptation.
Since man does not live by bread alone,
nourish our souls with the heavenly food of your Word;
through your mercy, O our God,
you are blessed,
and live and govern all things,
now and forever.
Source: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Hale, New York, 1881, p. 22 #3 (Lent 1)
“for our sake you fasted forty days…” is a reference to Matthew 4:2ff, Mark 1:13ff, Luke 4:2ff
“we may not be led astray by any temptation” is a reference to Hebrews 2:18
“man does not live by bread alone” is a reference to Deuteronomy 8:3
“nourish our souls with the heavenly food of your Word” may be a reference to John 6:22-59
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