Saturday, October 10, 2015

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Matthew 7.7-11

Confession of Sin
Our Father, once again we come upon an invitation to pray. We come upon another promise to encourage us to be confident in our prayers. And yet, we are so slow to believe You. We are slow to be bold in our prayers. What is this but unbelief? We ask that You would forgive our sinful doubt. We ask that You would change us. Make us into people who pray because we believe Your promises. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.1 Timothy 1.15

God, the Father of mercies, has reconciled the world to himself through the death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ, not counting our trespasses against us, but sending his Holy Spirit to shed abroad his love among us. By the ministry of reconciliation entrusted by Christ to his Church, receive his pardon and peace to stand before him in his strength alone, this day and evermore.
 Book of Common Prayer

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