Feb 24, 2012

Opening Prayer: The King is Coming

Here’s a thoughtful opening prayer for Palm Sunday written by John van de Laar, and posted on his excellent website, Sacredise.

Prayer for Palm Sunday: The King is Coming

The King is coming.

Our God arrives, clothed in frail human flesh,
     riding a meek donkey's foal.

This is not the first time You have come to us, O God
The history of human affairs is the history of Your arrival among us,
          As Creator,
          Purpose-Giver,
          Liberator,
          Prophet's voice and
          Priest's desire.

The story of each of our lives is the story of Your coming to us,
     As Comforter,
     Friend,
     Example,
     Challenger
     Abundant-Life-Provider,
And so we praise You;

Open our eyes to Your Presence, Lord;
     Come to us again, Lord;
     Hosanna – Save us again, Lord.

And be glorified among us.
For You are our God.

Amen.

— written by John van de Laar.  Copyright © 2006 Sacredise.  Posted on the Sacredise website. http://www.sacredise.com/

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