Friday, January 9, 2015

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2.1-4

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we confess that we sin against the unity of Your Church. When disagreement occurs, we can so easily conclude that we are right and others wrong. We so easily remember the sins of others and forget our own. All too often, we put our own interests first. It is clear that Your Spirit is grieved by such sins. Please forgive us. Please change our hearts. We ask this so that we might be more like Jesus. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21

May the God of all healing and forgiveness draw us to himself, and cleanse us from all our sins that we may behold the glory of his Son, the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Book of Common Prayer