Friday, May 26, 2017

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God    
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3.1-4

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we find it so easy to forget who we really are. We forget that we have died to this world and have been raised with Christ. We forget that our glory is not to be found here. We forget the Gospel. And so, we set our minds on the things that are on this earth instead of the things that are above. Forgive us for our unbelief. Lift our eyes to heaven from which we await a Savior so that we might live here faithfully for Him. We pray this in the name of our Lord Jesus. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit… 1 Peter 3.18

May God who loved the world so much that he sent his Son to be our Saviour forgive us our sins and make us holy to serve him in the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer

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