Friday, May 4, 2018

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Love does not envy or boast. 1 Corinthians 13. 4

Confession of Sin
Our Father, Your Law exposes how we are so often comparing ourselves with others and responding badly to what we see. We so easily fall into envy. Our hearts tell us that life would be so much better if only we had what they have. Then, when we seem to be doing better than others, we brag about it, if only to ourselves. This is not love. We see again the evil that remains in our hearts. Forgive us, we pray, for Jesus’ sake, and help us to be content with Your plan for our lives. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55.6-7

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.
Book of Common Prayer