Friday, August 3, 2018

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3.1-4

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we find it so easy to forget who we really are. We forget that we have died to this world and have been raised with Christ. We forget that our glory is not to be found here. We forget the Gospel. And so, we set our minds on the things that are on this earth instead of the things that are above. Forgive us for our unbelief. Lift our eyes to heaven from which we await a Savior so that we might live here faithfully for Him. We pray this in the name of our Lord Jesus. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2.24

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.
The Book of Common Prayer