Sunday, April 01, 2007

My Prayer for Palm Sunday

I wrote this prayer today for the high school youth group I help run:

Heavenly Father,

We come before you now on this Palm Sunday, so many years after that first Palm Sunday, when your son Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem not on a horse from the west like an emperor, but on a donkey from the east like a peasant. We thank you for this message and for this power; that all of your children are loved and are equal in your sight, and that none should be oppressed, shamed, or mocked.

Lead us, Father, as we seek more of your message. Help us to ask the right questions and pray the right prayers; show us your answers and your will. Keep us safe and guide us now and all through Holy Week.

We thank you for the many blessings of this life, for mercy and wisdom, for faith, hope, and love, and it is in Jesus’ name we pray,

Amen.

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