Mar 24, 2014

Palm Sunday Prayer

Here’s a prayer for Palm/Passion Sunday from the RevGalBlogPals website.  It was written by Terri.

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

God of all hopefulness, God of my life
On this holy day of Palms and Passions
and through this the holiest of weeks,
when our Lenten journey finds its completion
through pain
sorrow
despair
illness
losses of all kinds,
through fear
anger
hatred
vitriol
and finger pointing

We come to recognize
the varied ways we work against you, O God,
against your hopes and dreams for creation
against your love poured out
in flesh and blood,
we hang our heads and bow our hearts
seeking your forgiveness
yearning for your guidance
desiring your compassion.

Fill us we pray,
with the ability to turn to you,
kneeling before you
may your grace open our spirit
that we may let you in
receive you
take You in.

Into our hearts and minds and souls
Let you in
that we might turn and
return to you,
that we might be
transformed in you,
through you, by you,
for you.

Transformed once more,
this day, this week,
into a new self,
me, you.

May we become a new people,
a gentle people,
a people of love and compassion,
born anew from our deepest sorrow
through the breadth of your forgiveness
and love.

And then, may we do likewise.
Forgive.
And, love.
Amen.

~ written by Terri, and posted on the RevGalBlogPals website. http://revgalprayerpals.blogspot.ca/