Freedom through Grace

God, you know our hearts,
and you see our temptations and struggles.
Have pity on us and deliver us from the sins
which make war upon our souls.
You are all-powerful,
and we are weak and erring.
Faithful God, our trust is in you.
Deliver us from the bondage of evil,
and grant that we may from now on
be your devoted servants,
serving you in the freedoms of holy love,
for Jesus Christ’s sake.

Eugene Bersier, 1831-1889. Swiss Reformed pastor
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Christian Prayers & Devotions

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

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