Friday, April 7, 2017

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. Ephesians 4.26

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we know that anger is a gift from You for us to use in our battle with sin. But we must confess that we use it poorly. Our anger so easily becomes sinful. We know that we are wrong in this. We can be so very sinful in our anger. So, we ask that You would forgive us this sin. We also ask that You would teach us how to be angry in the way that Jesus was angry so that we might fight His battles faithfully. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1.29

God, the Father of mercies, has reconciled the world to himself through the death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ, not counting our trespasses against us, but sending his Holy Spirit to shed abroad his love among us. By the ministry of reconciliation entrusted by Christ to his Church, receive his pardon and peace to stand before him in his strength alone, this day and evermore.
The Book of Common Prayer

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