Friday, June 24, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
And now I ask you, dear lady – not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning – that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. 2 John 1.5-6

Confession of Sin
Our Father, You have called us to love one another and to do this according to Your commandments. We confess that there are too many times that we just don’t want to love someone else. There are too many times that we just want to think about ourselves and what we want. This is sin. It is ugly. We ask that You would forgive us this sin and that You would change us so that we would give ourselves to a real love of our brothers and sisters. Please grant us our request for Jesus’ sake. 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 

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.
The Book of Common Prayer 

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