Thursday, November 3, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5.14-16

Confession of Sin
Our Father, forgive us. We find it so easy to hide the light of the Gospel that You have entrusted to us. We give in to our fears before the world and to the pressure to conform and not make waves. We recognize this as an offense against You, the God who has loved us so. We ask that You might cover this sin by the blood of Jesus and that, by Your Holy Spirit, You might make us bold to shine with the Gospel before a needy world. 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 

May the God of love and power forgive you and free you from your sins, heal and strengthen you by his Spirit, and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer 

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