Opening Prayer for Holy Week

Here’s an opening prayer for Palm Sunday or Maundy Thursday, inspired by Psalm 118 and Luke 19.  It comes from the Ministry Matters website.

Opening Prayer
(inspired by Psalm 118 and Luke 19:28-40)

Save us Lord!

Praise the Lord!

To you who triumphed over death,
we sing our praise.
Your steadfast love endures forever.
As we face your death
and recall the week of your suffering,
may we do so with a joy
that anticipates the celebration
of your resurrection;
may we do so with the confidence
to turn to you
in both life and death. Amen.

~ posted on the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website.