Friday, September 25, 2015

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air. They neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Matthew 6.25-30

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we live among a people who are very anxious. And sometimes we act like them. We act like them when we do not believe You when You tell us that You will meet our every need. We recognize that our lack of trust is a great insult to You. It is only because of what Jesus has done that we are so bold to ask You to forgive this offense. We also ask that You would change us so that we would always believe You and Your great promises of love. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
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

Almighty God, who in Jesus Christ has given us a kingdom that cannot be destroyed, forgive us our sins, open our eyes to God's truth, strengthen us to do God's will and give us the joy of his kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Book of Common Prayer

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