Saturday, March 26, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God    
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3.1-4

Confession of Sin

Our Father, we find it so easy to forget who we really are. We forget that we have died to this world and have been raised with Christ. We forget that our glory is not to be found here. We forget the Gospel. And so, we set our minds on the things that are on this earth instead of the things that are above. Forgive us for our unbelief. Lift our eyes to heaven from which we await a Savior so that we might live here faithfully for Him. We pray this in the name of our Lord Jesus. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2.1-2

Almighty God, who in Jesus Christ has given us a kingdom that cannot be destroyed, forgive us our sins, open our eyes to God's truth, strengthen us to do God's will and give us the joy of his kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Book of Common Prayer

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