Friday, October 21, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God    
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5.9

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we recognize that You have called us to be people committed to peace. We are to pursue peace with all. We are to be the means by which the lost find peace with You as we live and speak the Gospel before them. But we are often satisfied with a truce with others instead of real peace. We find ourselves mute before the lost so that they do not hear about the Prince of Peace. We find that there is too much of our lives that is not committed to peacemaking. We come again asking for forgiveness for our sins and for change. We are bold to come only because of Jesus, our Savior. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1.29

May almighty God, who sent his Son into the world to save sinners, bring you his pardon and peace, now and for ever.
The Book of Common Prayer

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