Almighty Father who gave your only Son to die for our sins and to rise for our justification: Give me grace so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that I may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. â€
That opener is important: Good Friday and sin, Easter Morning and the final empowerment to be right with God, others, and the world.

Justification, however, doesn’t solve it all: we need the grace of God to be empowered to live a holy life.
I like this expression: “pureness of living and truth.” Or, one might put the two together: pureness of a living truth, of a true life.
Good prayer — it will carry us this week morning, midday and evening.

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