'The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit'

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Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. Unto the Galatians written from Rome. Galatians 6:18

Writing from Rome, this closing benediction of St. Paul to the believers in the churches of Galatia (a Roman province in what is now Turkey) expresses the will of the apostle that the believers there continue in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and not be persuaded by the errors of those advocating circumcision and a return to the worship laws and ceremonies of Old Testament Israel.

O God, graciously keep us in the true faith and protect us from the errors of those who would bring us back into bondage under the law. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.]

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