Wild and restless spirit of God
Accompany our Lenten journeys.
Give us courage to spend time in the wilderness
The place where you bring us face to face with ourselves.
Help us to pray with honesty
Help us to live with simplicity
Make us hungry and thirsty for your life-giving presence.
When we return to the comforts of our lives
And the company of others,
May we do so as those who have been transformed
By the sharp truths of the desert.