Prayer for Palm Sunday

“Look, your King is coming to you,

Humble and mounted on a donkey.”

You are God the Creator,

God the Father,

Today you are God the King,

God riding a donkey.

God the deliverer.

 

We call today Palm Sunday,

A day to remind us that our King is both great and humble.

A day to remember that we cannot put God in a box.

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

And the people grabbed palm branches and worshiped.

 

We call this week Holy Week.

This week Christians journey with Jesus

His last preaching,

His last actions,

His last supper,

His last steps,

His last words.

 

Our Jewish neighbors call this week the beginning of Passover.

“This day shall be a day of remembrance for you,

You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord;

Throughout your generations you shall observe it.”

And the people made their preparations to leave Egypt and they bowed down and worshiped.

 

God on a donkey,

God the deliverer,

We pray for hearts to worship you in the midst of chaos,

Their chaos was Roman occupation and brutality,

Their chaos was enslavement,

Our chaos is an invisible virus.

As our faithful ancestors remind us to worship in the chaos.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

Amen