Friday, May 22, 2015

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Exodus 20.8-11

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we hear Your Law. We know what You require.  And yet, all too often, we follow the ways of the world.  We profane the Sabbath  and fill it with things You do not want.  We ask that You would forgive us.  We ask that You would teach our hearts  the blessings of obedience to this command.  We ask that You would teach our hearts  to submit to You.  We ask this only through Jesus, our Savior.   Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15.3

The Lord enrich you with his grace, and nourish you with his blessing; the Lord defend you in trouble and keep you from all evil; the Lord accept your prayers, and absolve you from your offences, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Saviour.   
The Book of Common Prayer