Read: Romans 3:1-8 and Psalm 131
St. Paul, writes that just because God has chosen to save with no regard to good works (in other words, God doesn’t care what we’ve done or where we’ve been if we will just turn to him) does not mean that we can live an intentionally sinful life and get away with it. To do so would be to abuse God’s grace and forgiveness. On the one hand, God does not give salvation based on merit or deeds (we cannot work our way into heaven), but on the other God does not allow us to pay lip service while living in our own selfishness. He loves us enough to meet us where we are, to put aside our past wrongdoings, but he also loves us enough that he expects us to grow and change and walk with him.
How does this speak to you? Write your own prayer.