Friday, May 15, 2015

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. Exodus 20.7

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we confess to You, that, as those who bear Your holy Name, we have sinned against You. In so many ways, our lives have profaned You in the eyes of the world. Instead of consistently imitating Jesus, which would make You look good, we all too often live like our faithless neighbors and make You look irrelevant to real life. We confess our sin without excuse. You should be angry with us. Our only hope is Jesus. It is in His Name that we come asking for forgiveness. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
May the Father forgive us by the death of his Son and strengthen us to live in the power of the Spirit all our days.

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.  Romans 8.1,2