Friday, August 4, 2017

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God         
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world – the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions – is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2.15-17

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we feel the pull of the world. We find ourselves fooled by its allure. We think that the world and what it offers will last. Forgive us our folly in this. It is a great sin against You. Make clear to our hearts that loving the world is turning away from You. Teach us that loving You and Your ways is the path to life, to the fullness of joy and to pleasures forevermore. Please grant us our request for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are my servant; I formed you; you are my servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me. I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you. Isaiah 44:21-22

May the God of love and power forgive you and free you from your sins, heal and strengthen you by his Spirit, and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer 

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