Friday, June 30, 2017

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God    
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1.14-16

Confession of Sin
Our Father, being holy is simply not the priority for us that it should be. We are too comfortable with our sin. In this we greatly offend You. We recognize that this is no small matter. It is worthy of Your just penalty. But we would be bold to ask for forgiveness. We ask this so that we might pursue the holiness that You expect of us. Grant us our requests for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. Psalm 103.8-12

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
The Book of Common Prayer 

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