Sunday, 13 April 2014

Prayer for Palm Sunday 13th April

Today from our church family we pray for Liz Dunthorne.


Collect for Palm Sunday:
Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Today we remember the triumphal entry into Jerusalem of our Lord Jesus Christ, riding on a donkey. Lord, help us to share in the excitement of the crowds who lined the streets of the city on that day, waving palm branches and singing praises to God. The crowds acclaimed you as the Son of David and heir to the throne; help us to crown you as king in our lives today. But the crowds that sang so joyfully on Sunday were soon crying for your death, and exulting over your execution. Lord, forgive our fickleness. Help us to withstand the pressure of those who urge us to reject you, and worship you always as Saviour and King over all. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.