On this day of great rejoicing, Lord Jesus Christ, when we welcome You as our King and Savior, we also walk in the shadow of Your cross.
Hosanna! we cry.
Blessed are You Who comes in God’s Name to save us.
Strengthen our faith on this Palm Sunday so that when the time comes to carry the cross we might still call out to You with heartfelt praise.
Give us the grace and the courage to follow You this Holy Week from death to resurrection–from darkness to fullness of light.
We need You, Lord Jesus, our Savior.
“Every moment and every event of every person’s life on earth plants something in his or her soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in minds and wills of men and women. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the good soil of freedom, truth, spontaneity and love.”
(Adapted from “Seeds of Contemplation” by Thomas Merton)
Lord Jesus, as we worship You today and this week, save us from empty praise;
Save us from superficiality;
Save us from following the crowd;
Save us from being fickle;
Save us from pride;
Save us from ourselves;
Save us now and every day, we pray.
We pray this all in Your Holy Name. Amen.
Warmest of Palm Sunday’s to you all! May you have a blessed week ahead….