Spirit-led and Spirit-fed

A litany for worship inspired by Luke 4:1-13

by Ken Sehested

Drenched by Jordan’s buoyant power, confirmed by dove’s anointing perch, conformed to Heaven’s sundering plow, bewildering days now beckon.

Spirit-led and Spirit-fed, off to the famishing wilds now tread.

To face the full force of the Tempter’s enticements: Can the river’s wet mark endure wilderness heat?

Spirit-led and Spirit-fed, pondering stones transformed into bread.

Ascending the mountain, its vistas of power, relentless domain, the nations to cower.

Spirit-led and Spirit-fed, allured by the promise of royal-crowned head.

To piety’s palace, the temple’s high peak, fame to be had by magical feat.

Now stand we, too, Spirit-led and Spirit-fed, mangled hearts mended, crippling fears shed.

©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org