Is Sabbath for Today Exodus 20:1-11

By Austin Becton

Almighty God, you have made us for yourself,
Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.
Heavenly Father, draw our hearts to you,
For you are our true Rest, through Jesus Christ your Son,
who is alive and reigns with you,
together with the Holy Spirit,
one God, 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 our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
Because 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.

While it is true that we have sinned,
it is a greater truth that we are forgiven,
through God’s mighty grace in Christ Jesus.
To all who humbly seek the mercy of God I say,
in Jesus Christ your sin is forgiven!

Thanks be to God!

Blessed are you, O Lord Christ,
for you are rest for the weary,
renewal for the spent, and joy for the world.
Go in peace.