"Lord Jesus Christ, you refused"
A: Lord Jesus Christ,
you refused to turn stones into bread.
Save us from using our power,
to satisfy the demands of selfishness
in the face of the needs of others.
B: Lord Jesus Christ,
you refused to leap from the temple top.
Save us from displaying our skills,
to win instant popularity
in the face of nobler calls on our abilities.
C: Lord Jesus Christ,
you refused to bend the knee to a false god.
Save us from offering our devotion,
to cheap or easy religion
in the face of the harder path
on which you bid us to follow you.
D: Saviour of the World,
you saw Satan masquerading as an angel of light
and shunned him.
Give us wisdom
to discern behind each subtle temptation
the ploy of the prince of darkness;
and in the face of all that is hellishly attractive,
help us to choose the will of God.
("Stages on the Way: Worship resources for Lent, Holy Week & Easter," Wild Goose Worship Group)