Palm Sunday Confession

Here’s a prayer of confession for Palm/Passion Sunday. It was posted on Rev. Mindi’s Rev-o-lution website.

Prayer for Palm/Passion Sunday

On this Sunday, O God,
we remember how quickly we change.
How fickle we are,
how we pledge our devotion one moment
and turn our backs the next.
We go from shouting “Hosanna! Save Us!”
to “Crucify Him.”

We declare that we love our neighbors
and then we turn our backs
on the homeless and hungry in our communities.

We speak up for change and justice in one breath,
and then continue unjust practices in daily lives
by what we consume and the needs we ignore.

Forgive us, O God, for we are half-hearted believers.
Forgive us, O God, for we are partial justice warriors.
Forgive us, O God, for we tire easily and we forget,
and we grow weary.

Forgive us, restore us, and renew us for the journey of faith,
so that we might become whole people
who live wholly into Your vision of new life.
In the name of Christ,
who lived into the fullness of humanity,
and whom we follow. Amen.

~ written by Rev. Mindi and posted on Rev-o-lution.