Friday, September 18, 2015

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6.19-21

Confession of Sin
Our Father, Your Law exposes our hearts.   So much of what we treasure is tied to this world.  This is short-sighted since all this will pass away.  But it worse than that.  It is evil since You are to be our chief treasure. Forgive us for insulting You in this way.  Change our hearts  so that we may value You most.  We ask this through Jesus, our Redeemer. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person — though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die — but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5.6-8 

The almighty and merciful Lord grant you pardon and forgiveness of all your sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and strength of the Holy Spirit.  Book of Common Prayer

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