Saturday, March 28, 2015

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 2 Peter 3.13-14

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we thank You for the great promise of the coming new heavens and new earth where life will be so very different and so much better. We hear Your command for us to prepare for its coming by diligently pursuing purity and peace. We regret that our zeal for these things is not what it should be. We confess that we are satisfied with a level of piety that doesn’t satisfy You. Forgive us our sin. Grant grace so that this would be a priority for us so that we, Your children, might please You, our Father. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon  
Verse: Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are my servant; I formed you; you are my servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me. I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you. Isaiah 44:21-22

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. The Book of Common Prayer