When Jesus was asked by Satan to turn stones into bread in the desert, Jesus said to him: “It is written (Deuteronomy 8:3), ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God’”. (Matthew 4:4)
“Life depends on the will of God. He can support it in other ways as well as by bread”. (Barnes Bible Commentary)
Lord Jesus, in my daily temptations, guide me to your protective care and keep me faithful to your teachings.
Prayer: Temptation (St Alphonsus)
Mary, my Mother,
your love for us could not be more greater or more powerful.
You are rich in love and your power brings us relief.
You want everyone to be saved.
I beg you, therefore, protect me in temptation and strengthen me when I weaken.
I struggle daily to be faithful to your Son.
Help me, my Mother, at every moment.
But above all, take me by the hand when you see that I am weakening and about to fall.
I will have to battle with temptation until the day I die.
My Lady, you are my hope, my refuge, my strength, never let me lose the grace of God.
In every temptation, I resolve to turn to you at once and pray; Mary, help me.