Prayer: Great God, forgive us of our sins. Forgive us for the times we hold onto our sins instead of letting them go to You. Forgive us for the times we hold onto our anger instead of letting the anger go to You. Grant us Your peace… Your wisdom… and Your love. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Westminster Confession of Faith - Shorter Catechism Question #17: “ Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?”
Answer: “The fall brought mankind into an estate of sin and misery”.
Read: Romans 5: 12 - 21
Well bummer. The fall brought us into a life of sin and misery. There certainly is no joy nor hope in that statement. Did one man bring us all into a state of sin and death. Paul in writing to the Romans reminds them that all have sinned and all die. And yet, we know through the life and crucifixion of Christ Jesus that we are forgive our sins and our misery and given new life in Christ. Through God we are given an abundance of grace and life through Jesus Christ. Amazing!
Prayer: Grant O Lord, that this whole day may be lived in Your love. Help us, save us, have mercy upon us, and protect us O Lord God. Amen.