Friday, August 10, 2018

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Colossians 3.5-10

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we are slow to put our sins to death. We are content that we are not prone to certain sins even as we allow other kinds of sins to exist in our hearts. We do not take seriously enough Your hatred of all sin and the certainty of Your coming wrath because of sin. Forgive us for our unholy attitudes. Change us so that we will hate sin like You do. Make us more like Jesus. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit…  1 Peter 3.18

May the Father forgive us by the death of his Son and strengthen us to live in the power of the Spirit all our days.
The Book of Common Prayer