Friday, March 8, 2013

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
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55.6-7