Saturday, February 24, 2018

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7.13-14

Confession of Sin
Our Father, forgive us when we complain about the difficulties of living as faithful disciples in this fallen world. Our Lord Jesus told us that the way to life would be hard. Forgive us and convince our hearts that the difficulties are more than worth it since this is the way by which we will gain eternal life. Amen. 

Declaration of Pardon
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Titus 2:11-14

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