Opening Prayer: Palm Sunday

Here’s an opening prayer for Palm Sunday from Rev Gord’s Worship Offerings website.

Palm Sunday: Opening Prayer
(inspired by Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-40; John 12:12-19)

God, we gather on this day to begin a week of contrasts.
From hope to despair to hope again.
As we begin the week, as we join with the crowd
help us cut through the noise to see what is happening,
to see what is at stake.
As the story unfolds,
open us to both the hope and the pain.
In this time of worship,
prepare us to celebrate, to weep, and to wait.
We pray in the name of the one who leads the parade
as we share the words he shared with his closest friends:
Our Father, which art in heaven….

~ posted by Rev Gord on his blog, Worship Offerings.