Friday, December 30, 2016

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it. Matthew 7.24-27

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we confess that far too often we hear the Word but do not do it. This is very foolish. This is very sinful. We ask that You would forgive us this sin. We ask that You would make us wise. We ask that You would make us obedient. We ask this in the name of our faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1.8-9

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer


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