Friday, August 14, 2015

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5.9

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we recognize that You have called us to be people committed to peace. We are to pursue peace with all. We are to be the means by which the lost find peace with You as we live and speak the Gospel before them. But we are often satisfied with a truce with others instead of real peace. We find ourselves mute before the lost so that they do not hear about the Prince of Peace. We find that there is too much of our lives that is not committed to peacemaking. We come again asking for forgiveness for our sins and for change. We are bold to come only because of Jesus, our Savior. 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.  
Book of Common Prayer

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

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