Thursday, December 14, 2017

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5.8

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we acknowledge that our hearts are not pure. They harbor motives that are not right in Your sight. They conceal secrets from everyone but You. They shelter many sins. We confess to You that we are convicted by Your Law. We are reminded again that we are sinners. We ask that You would forgive us our sin. We know that we can ask for this only because of Jesus. We thank You for our faithful Savior who gives to us His purity. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2.10

The almighty and merciful Lord grant you pardon and forgiveness of all your sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and strength of the Holy Spirit.
The Book of Common Prayer