Praise, honor, and glory be to you, Christ Jesus, Son of the Living God.
To you be glory at all times, in the church which waits on earth for you, and in that which is with you in heaven, now and forever.
Jesus, you are the eternal Word, who became a human being and loved among us.
Those who were yours say your glory, the glory which you received as the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.
In you, the full content of the divine nature dwells in a human body. You are the true God and eternal life.
Through you the whole universe is reconciled to God.
You made peace through your death on the cross.
Therefore God raised you to the highest place above, and gave you the name which is greater than any other name.
Glory be to you, Holy Spirit, our Teacher, Guide, and Comforter.
We proclaim your righteousness and praise.
You pour out the love of God into the hearts of all believers and make their bodies your holy temples.
By your own reason and strength, we cannot believe in Jesus Christ our Lord, or come to him; but you call us through the gospel and enlighten us with gifts of grace.
You dedicate us to God in the true faith, and you enable us to remain in union with Jesus Christ.
We praise you, together with the Father and the Son now and forever.
Most Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with your whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry, and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen
The Lord says: I, even, I am the God who blots out your transgressions for my own sake and will not remember your sins. Go and sin no more.
Lord, make us truly one in spirit with all your faithful people as we profess our faith in the words of the Nicene Creed
WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK
Proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince,rebuke,and encourage, with utmost patience in teaching.
2 Timothy 4:2
You must not distort justice; you must not show partiality; and you must not accept bribes,for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.
How can you believe when you accept glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the one who alone is God?
PRAYER FOR TODAY
God of creation, teach us that we cannot glorify you when we are contributors to injustice,oppression, and the destruction of your creation. Search our hearts and lead us to truth, that we, and our world, may be healed. AMEN.