Friday, May 18, 2018

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5.14-15

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we know the teaching of the Scriptures and do sincerely confess that Jesus is Lord over our lives. But we too often find ourselves living for ourselves. We too often look to our own desires and goals in order to decide what we will do. In times like these we fail to submit to Jesus’ gracious lordship over our lives. We ask that you would forgive us this sin. We ask that, more and more, we would gladly submit to Jesus’ lordship and in this way experience a fullness of life that will bring honor to You. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1. 29

The Lord enrich you with his grace, and nourish you with his blessing; the Lord defend you in trouble and keep you from all evil; the Lord accept your prayers, and absolve you from your offences, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Saviour.