Friday, December 16, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Matthew 7.7-11

Confession of Sin
Our Father, once again we come upon an invitation to pray. We come upon another promise to encourage us to be confident in our prayers. And yet, we are so slow to believe You. We are slow to be bold in our prayers. What is this but unbelief? We ask that You would forgive our sinful doubt. We ask that You would change us. Make us into people who pray because we believe Your promises. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit. 1 Peter 3.18

The almighty and merciful Lord grant you pardon and forgiveness of all your sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and strength of the Holy Spirit.
The Book of Common Prayer

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