Palm Sunday Prayer: Blessed is the King!

Here’s a prayer for Palm Sunday from the Christian Aid website.

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

Blessed is the king who comes in the name of Lord!
Gracious God, as we stand at the gates of the city,
give us grace to recognize the king we proclaim,
and courage to be a part of your kingdom—
even when it goes against our ways and the ways of the world,
even when it leads us where we do not want to go.
Empower us to free ourselves from the tempting alternatives
of power and wealth and status,
and embolden us to live lives of thanksgiving and praise. 
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heaven!

~ from the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website.