Thursday, April 28, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1.14-16

Confession of Sin
Our Father, being holy is simply not the priority for us that it should be. We are too comfortable with our sin. In this we greatly offend You. We recognize that this is no small matter. It is worthy of Your just penalty. But we would be bold to ask for forgiveness. We ask this so that we might pursue the holiness that You expect of us. Grant us our requests for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. Isaiah 1.18

May the Father of all mercies cleanse us from our sins, and restore us in his image to the praise and glory of his name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Book of Common Prayer

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