Friday, March 13, 2015

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5.6-7

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we find it so hard to humble ourselves under Your mighty hand. We see dangers, both real and imagined, and we are quick to look to our own resources to ward them off. But instead of enjoying peace, we find ourselves becoming even more anxious. Forgive us for our pride in our abilities. Forgive us for not trusting You. Grant us the grace we need to trust You enough to rest quietly in Your arms, knowing that You care for us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
The almighty and merciful Lord grant you pardon and forgiveness of all your sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and strength of the Holy Spirit. The Book of Common Prayer

Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. Isaiah 1.18