Friday, February 5, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. Ephesians 4.26

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we know that anger is a gift from You for us to use in our battle with sin. But we must confess that we use it poorly. Our anger so easily becomes sinful. We know that we are wrong in this. We can be so very sinful in our anger. So, we ask that You would forgive us this sin. We also ask that You would teach us how to be angry in the way that Jesus was angry so that we might fight His battles faithfully. 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 

May the God of love and power forgive you and free you from your sins, heal and strengthen you by his Spirit, and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.
Book of Common Prayer