Thursday, July 27, 2017

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God    
But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 2 Peter 3.13-14

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we thank You for the great promise of the coming new heavens and new earth where life will be so very different and so much better. We hear Your command for us to prepare for its coming by diligently pursuing purity and peace. We regret that our zeal for these things is not what it should be. We confess that we are satisfied with a level of piety that doesn’t satisfy You. Forgive us our sin. Grant grace so that this would be a priority for us so that we, Your children, might please You, our Father. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43.25

May the Father of all mercies cleanse us from our sins, and restore us in his image to the praise and glory of his name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer

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