Thursday, January 14, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6.2

Confession of Sin
Our Father, Your Word is clear. We are to be involved in each other’s lives. We are to be careful to notice when someone is in need. We are to help each other to bear the burdens You place on us. And yet, it is so easy for us to be concerned just for ourselves. It is so easy to neglect the others who are here. It is so easy not to care. Forgive us for this sin. Teach us to care for one another, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.  Isaiah 55.6-7

May the God of all healing and forgiveness draw us to himself, and cleanse us from all our sins that we may behold the glory of his Son, the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Book of Common Prayer