Litany for Palm Sunday: Threat

Here’s a responsive litany for Palm/Passion Sunday from Rev. Drew Ludwig of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, NY.  It was posted on LiturgyLink.

A Responsive Litany for Palm Sunday

Jesus was beloved by the poor and the outcast
but he was a threat to people with power.
Jesus stood against the Temple,
so he was a threat to the Sadducees.
Jesus healed on the Sabbath and ate with sinners,
so he was a threat to the Pharisees.
Jesus took the titles of “Lord,” “Son of God,” and “King.”
those were the Caesar’s titles:
he was a threat to the government.
Jesus came without violence
yet he disturbed the peace.
Jesus came proclaiming the Kingdom of God
and the kingdoms of this world were frightened.
Lord, help us to love your Kingdom
more than the kingdoms of this world.
For thine is the Kingdom,
the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

~ written by Rev. Drew Ludwig, Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, New York.  Posted on LiturgyLink.