Friday, April 24, 2015

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
And now I ask you, dear lady – not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning – that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. 2 John 1.5-6

Confession of Sin
Our Father, You have called us to love one another and to do this according to Your commandments. We confess that there are too many times that we just don’t want to love someone else. There are too many times that we just want to think about ourselves and what we want. This is sin. It is ugly. We ask that You would forgive us this sin and that You would change us so that we would give ourselves to a real love of our brothers and sisters. Please grant us our request for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7.18-19

May almighty God, who sent his Son into the world to save sinners, bring you his pardon and peace, now and for ever. 
The Book of Common Prayer