Friday, November 2, 2018

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
And now I ask you, dear lady – not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning – that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. 2 John 1.5-6

Confession of Sin
Our Father, You have called us to love one another and to do this according to Your commandments. We confess that there are too many times that we just don’t want to love someone else. There are too many times that we just want to think about ourselves and what we want. This is sin. It is ugly. We ask that You would forgive us this sin and that You would change us so that we would give ourselves to a real love of our brothers and sisters. Please grant us our request for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1:7

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.