Friday, February 8, 2019

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Matthew 5.5
Confession of Sin
Our Father, we are not by nature meek people. We like to assert ourselves. We bristle when someone ignores ‘our rights’. We can be good at defending ‘our turf’. In this we sin. We are not like Jesus. We are not meek. Forgive us this sin. Grant us grace so that we might become a meek people and in this way reveal Jesus to the world around us. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
Jesus said: Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. John 5:24

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