Friday, January 3, 2014

For Sunday

Reading of the Law of God
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Reading of the Law of God 1 Peter 5.6-7

Confession of Sin
Our Father, we find it so hard to humble ourselves under Your mighty hand. We see dangers, both real and imagined, and we are quick to look to our own resources to ward them off. But instead of enjoying peace, we find ourselves becoming even more anxious. Forgive us for our pride in our abilities. Forgive us for not trusting You. Grant us the grace we need to trust You enough to rest quietly in Your arms, knowing that You care for us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Declaration of Pardon
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. Psalm 130.3-4