P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION:
P: Let us cast the burdens of our sins and the weariness of our souls upon the Lord who brings relief and rest.
P: Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all people, we admit and confess our sinfulness. We have often turned away from You in our thinking, speaking and doing. We have done those things which we ought not to have done and we have too often failed to do what we ought to have done. We do repent and are truly sorry for all our sins know and unknown, remembered and forgotten.
C: Have mercy upon us, Holy Father, because of the obedience of Jesus Christ, Your son and our Savior. Amen.
P: The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. By His sacrifice on the cross our sins are fully and freely forgiven. May He keep you in His grace by the Holy Spirit, lead you to greater faith and obedience, and bring you to live with Him forever through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
PSALM OF THE DAY ...................Psalm 144:9-11, and 15
P: I will sing a new song to you, O God;
C: upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
P: who gives victory to kings,
C: who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.
P: Rescue me and deliver me
C: from the hand of foreigners,
P: whose mouths speak lies
C: and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
P: Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!
C: Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
P: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
C: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
P: Gracious Lord, your love never ends. We are reminded that nothing can separate us from your love. You showed your love at the cross and give us your love by your grace. Inspire us to reflect your love to those we interact with each day. In the precious name of Jesus.