Friday, March 11, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God    
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2.1-4

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we confess that we sin against the unity of Your Church. When disagreement occurs, we can so easily conclude that we are right and others wrong. We so easily remember the sins of others and forget our own. All too often, we put our own interests first. It is clear that Your Spirit is grieved by such sins. Please forgive us. Please change our hearts. We ask this so that we might be more like Jesus. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit. 1 Peter 3.18

May the God of love bring us back to himself, forgive us our sins, and assure us of his eternal love in Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Book of Common Prayer

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