Thursday, July 12, 2018

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6. 10-13

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we confess that we neglect Your command to put on the armor that You have provided us. We do not take this command seriously enough and so we pursue it in a half-hearted manner. As a result, we are not able to stand firm in the evil day. The world watches us as we falter. It disregards You because of our failures. We ask that you might forgive our sin and help us to obey this command so that we might make You look good. We pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures 1 Corinthians 15.3

May the God of all healing and forgiveness draw us to himself, and cleanse us from all our sins that we may behold the glory of his Son, the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer