Thursday, March 9, 2017

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5.14-15

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we know the teaching of the Scriptures and do sincerely confess that Jesus is Lord over our lives. But we too often find ourselves living for ourselves. We too often look to our own desires and goals in order to decide what we will do. In times like these we fail to submit to Jesus’ gracious lordship over our lives. We ask that you would forgive us this sin. We ask that, more and more, we would gladly submit to Jesus’ lordship and in this way experience a fullness of life that will bring honor to You. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53.4-5

May the God of love bring us back to himself, forgive us our sins, and assure us of his eternal love in Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer 

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