Prayer: Grant, Almighty God, since Thou hast pointed out to us the true way of safety since Thou didst perceive us all deficient in this respect, and since the law which ought to have given us life brought death through our transgressing it: Grant, I pray Thee, since Thou hast set before us Thine only Son, in whom we may be reconciled and obtain the perfect righteousness that we need, that we may so embrace the grace that is offered to us in the gospel that we may strive more and more to proceed in the pursuit of piety, till we arrive at length at the blessed inheritance that the same, Thine only begotten Son, has acquired for us. Amen.
(From Lifting Up our Hearts: 150 Selected prayers of John Calvin)
Scripture Meditation: Ezek. 18:10-17; Phil. 1:21