Scripture for the Third Saturday in Advent 2010

Matthew 3:1-6

1In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea 2and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” 3This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
“A voice of one calling in the desert,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’ ”
4John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

Heavenly Father, we sin every day. Without You, we cannot be righteous. We confess our sins and repent for our wrongdoing. Forgive us and lead us into Your righteousness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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