Prayer of Petition: Palm Sunday

Here’s a prayer of petition for Palm Sunday.  It was written by Bruce Prewer.

The Mercy of Justice

Where are things heading, God of wisdom?
Unless you are a God of justice and judgement,
     the future of this arrogant world is dismal.
Unless you are a God of grace and mercy,
     our place in your future is hopeless.

With the anger of a temple cleansing,
     overthrow greed and scatter our indifference.
With the suffering of your crucified Son,
     forgive our sins and heal our diseases.
With the mercy of justice and the justice
     of your unique mercy, lead us on towards
     the consummation of your kingdom.

You alone are our help and hope.
You alone are our health and happiness.

Through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen!

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.