Friday, January 11, 2019

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's. Exodus 20.17

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we confess to You that we have coveted. We have been dissatisfied with the good things that You have given to us. We have been jealous when others have prospered. We have longed for things that we have no right to. We see this as an insult to You and a rejection of Your loving plan for our lives. We know that breaking this commandment even once merits us eternal torment. We ask for forgiveness not because we deserve it but only because of Jesus, our Savior. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
Micah 7.18-19

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