Lord, help me clean out the old leaven. Shine your loving glory into the dark places I may not realize still exist within me. There were so many years of strife and contention, help me rid my heart of the dregs. I want to be that pure unleavened lump. I want to celebrate in sincerity and truth. I ask in your name and authority, Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” (1 Corinthians 5: 6-8 ESV)