Friday, June 10, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God       
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3.1

Confession of Sin
Our Father, You have been so kind and good in making us Your children. You have conferred upon us a great blessing in granting us this assurance of Your awesome love. And yet, how often we doubt You in this. How often we question the reality of Your love. How often we act as if we are orphans left to find our own way, instead of acting as the cherished children that we really are. We admit that this is a great sin against Your loving, fatherly heart. We have no excuse. We can only ask for forgiveness of our sin. We thank You that because You are a loving Father, You graciously promise to forgive. We thank You for the Gospel of Jesus that makes such forgiveness possible. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7.18-19

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.
The Book of Common Prayer

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