Palm Sunday Prayer

Hosanna!

The King is coming

Hosanna!

 We cheer your entry into our city

into our nation

into our conflicts.

 We cheer your coming to set things straight

take control

restore order.

 Hosanna!

The King is coming

Hosanna!

We cheer your riding to rescue us from hard times and

economic vulnerability and personal depression.

 We cheer you because you are on our side.

you will make everything better

safer

healthier

wealthier

Hosanna!

The King is coming

Hosanna!

 We cheer you… but where are you going?

To the poor and perishing

the humble and heartbroken

the lame and the lonely.

We cheer you… but what are you doing?

Feeding the hungry

comforting the widow

calming the madness

raising the dead.

We cheer you… how are you conquering?

You turn the other cheek

pray for your persecutors

forgive your executioners.

We cheer you… how are you reigning?

turning over tables

arrested in Gethsemane

dying on a Roman cross

buried in a stone covered tomb.

Hosanna!

The King is coming

Hosanna!

Grant us faith, Lord, that we may follow you

into Jerusalem

into our lives

into the life of the world.

Grant us strength, Lord, that we may face the challenges

of hunger and poverty

homelessness and divorce

sickness and death.

Grant us courage, Lord, that we may embrace

love over hate

peace over war

freedom over slavery.

Grant us forgiveness, Lord, that we may

worship and praise you

follow and obey you

live and serve you.

 Hosanna!

The King is coming

Hosanna!

Amen.

 ~unknown~

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