Q. What is Sanctification?
A. Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.
(Westminster Shorter Catechism Q&A # 35)
Q. What do we pray for in the third petition (of the Lord’s Prayer)?
A. In the third petition, which is, “Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven”, we pray that God, by His grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey, and submit to His will in all things, as the angels do in heaven.”
(Westminster Shorter Catechism Q&A # 103)
“Flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace…” (2Timothy 2:22 ESV)
“…Train yourself for godliness…” (1 Timothy 4:7 ESV)