Friday, October 28, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5.10

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we don’t like the idea of persecution. We shrink from the thought of having to face the pain that it brings. And yet, our lives are Yours to do with as You wish. Forgive us when concerns for our comfort become more important to us than serving You wholeheartedly. Give us hearts that are ready to endure the hardships of persecution, if that is Your will. Help us to be like our faithful Savior, Jesus. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5.1

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.
The Book of Common Prayer

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