Prayer for the Day – Friday 3 April

Heavenly Father,
your Son battled with the powers of darkness,
and grew closer to you in the desert:
help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer
that we may witness to your saving love
in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

from Psalm 18
I love you, O Lord my strength.
   The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer,
My God, my rock in whom I take refuge,
   my shield, the horn of my salvation and my stronghold.