Friday, January 27, 2017

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 1 Corinthians 3.18-20

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we confess that we fall into the trap of thinking of ourselves as wise in this age. It is a goal that has been placed before us, and we have pursued it. In this we have ignored what You have said about the futility of the wisdom of this world. We have sinned against You. We humbly ask for Your forgiveness of our sin. We also ask that You would enable us to gain true wisdom even if it means looking foolish in the eyes of others. We are bold to ask this only because of Jesus, our wise Savior. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. Psalm 130.3-4

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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