Friday, September 7, 2018

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1.14-16

Confession of Sin
Our Father, being holy is simply not the priority for us that it should be. We are too comfortable with our sin. In this we greatly offend You. We recognize that this is no small matter. It is worthy of Your just penalty. But we would be bold to ask for forgiveness. We ask this so that we might pursue the holiness that You expect of us. Grant us our requests for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:12-13 

May the God of love bring us back to himself, forgive us our sins, and assure us of his eternal love in Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Book of Common Prayer