Galatians 2, Exodus 20-22

Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Dear Father, you loved me dearly and tenderly.  You gave your Son for me to deliver me from this present evil age and to bring us into your kingdom. You gave your Spirit to me so that in my baptism I was crucified with Christ.  Sin is dead to me.  Law is dead to me.  It cannot condemn me.  It cannot threaten me.  It cannot kill me.  I am alive, really alive, and now I live for you.  Help me, dear Father, live for your Son.  Put to death in me whatever is opposed to you and your will. Bring to life in me whatever is good, pleasing and pure.  I have a new life and am alive in Christ.  I want to live a new life for you and in you.  Your Son loves me and lives in me.  I want to do what pleases you.  Work it in me by your Spirit, O Father.  Amen.