Monday, March 26, 2012

Passion Sunday Year B

L              “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited… but humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death — even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:5, 6, 8) Let us confess the ways we resist having the mind of Christ.
Silence is kept for confession and reflection
L              Have mercy on me, O LORD
C             Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast love. (Psalm 31:9,16)
 L              …at the name of Jesus every knee will bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10-11) It is the Lord GOD who helps me; who will declare me guilty? (Isaiah 50:9)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lent 5b

L       I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. (Psalm 51:3-4) Let us confess the ways we have sinned against the Lord.
Silence kept for confession and reflection
L       Have mercy, O God, according to your unfailing love;
C       Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and sustain me by a willing spirit. (Psalm 51:10-12)
L       “This is the covenant I will make with my,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. (Jeremiah 31:33-34)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lent 4b

L       You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world… following the desires of flesh and senses and were by nature children of wrath... But God who is rich in mercy… made us alive together with Christ. (Ephesians 2:1-4) Let us confess the ways we resist our life in Christ and continue to follow the course of this world.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L       Let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim;

C          Give thanks to the LORD, for the LORD is good, for God's mercy endures forever.

 L       …by grace you have been saved through faith and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God — not the result of works so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lent 3b

L           The teaching of the LORD is perfect and revives the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure and gives wisdom to the simple. The statutes of the LORD are just and rejoice the heart; the commandment of the LORD is clear and gives light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean and endures forever; the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. (Psalm 19:7-9) Let us confess the ways we resist the teaching of the Lord.
Silence is kept for confession and reflection
L              O Lord, my God

C           Cleanse me from my secret faults and keep me from presumptuous sins; let them not get dominion over me; then I shall be whole and sound and innocent of a great offense. (Psalm 19:12-13)

L            … the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God (for) we proclaim Christ crucified, the power of God and the wisdom of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18, 23)