Friday, January 1, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Love is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful. 1 Corinthians 13.4-5

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we need to confess to You that we do not love as You command. We insist on our own way. And when we don’t get our way we often become irritable. We resent it. We know, Father, that for sins like these we deserve Your justice. We deserve hell. But again, we plead the blood of Jesus. Forgive us, we pray. And make us into people who truly love. For Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53.4-5

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 Book of Common Prayer

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