Friday, April 21, 2017

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God    
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4.32

Confession of Sin
Our Father, at times we find ourselves abrupt instead of kind, preoccupied and indifferent instead of tenderhearted, and even holding a grudge instead of being quick to forgive. In this we sin against You as well as against others. Please, be gracious and forgive us. We thank You for showing us our sin. We thank You for being so willing to forgive. We thank You for Jesus who makes all this real for us. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person — though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die — but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5.6-8 

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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