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Lord Jesus, You remember the poor and lowly and the despised. You Yourself know what it is to be poor — You, whose are the earth and heavens, yes, all creation, yet You for our sakes became so poor! In mercy You provided a way for Your Old Testament people — even the materially poorest and most destitute — to atone for their sins and to be made right with You again, through the sacrificing of an innocent life. By the provisions of the Law You gave through Your servant Moses, You teach us that You dwell with him who is of a crushed spirit and a contrite heart, with him who is spiritually poor and lowly. Lord Jesus, remember me, for I am poor and lowly and despised. Forgive me my sins, and accept my offerings of thanksgiving and prayer, the fruit of lips that confess Your name. May they be acceptable in Your sight, for the sake of Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.

And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the Lord; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering. 8 And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder: 9 And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering. 10 And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him. 11 But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering. 12 Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the Lord: it is a sin offering. 13 And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest’s, as a meat offering. (Lev 5:7-13)

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