Friday, January 20, 2017

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. Romans 13.11-14

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we need to cast off the works of darkness. We need to put on the armor of light.  We find ourselves involved in quarreling and jealousy and pursuing the pleasures of this life. Forgive us our sin. Change our hearts. We are bold to ask this only because of Jesus,  our faithful Savior.  Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. ​He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. Psalm 103.8-12

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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