A Collect to Obey Love and Holiness

Our Lord and Master, whose yolk is easy even though it still requires work, you have set us free from slavery to sin, but our hearts are bent by the yolk we have worn. Mold us, and help us to be willing clay in your hands, that our hearts would be increasingly less inclined to obey our sinful inclinations, but would obey your law of love and holiness more and more, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who joined us to demonstrate what righteousness looks like and who with the Father sent the Spirit to continue showing us in our very hearts. Amen. ‘ But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.’ – Romans 6:17-18