Friday, March 23, 2018

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Romans 12.17-19

Confession of Sin
Our Father, when we are wronged it is so easy for us to think in terms of defense and not peace, of asserting ourselves and not leaving the matter to You. We are so quick to protect our ‘rights’. In this we sin, and so often we fail to realize it. Forgive us. Change our hearts so that we might become more like Jesus. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34

Almighty God, who in Jesus Christ has given us a kingdom that cannot be destroyed, forgive us our sins, open our eyes to God's truth, strengthen us to do God's will and give us the joy of his kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer