Friday, September 23, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5.5

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we are not by nature meek people. We like to assert ourselves. We bristle when someone ignores ‘our rights’. We can be good at defending ‘our turf’. In this we sin. We are not like Jesus. We are not meek. Forgive us this sin. Grant us grace so that we might become a meek people and in this way reveal Jesus to the world around us. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53.4-5

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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