Hymn Hosanna Loud Hosanna #123VU
Prayer: O God, maker of heaven and earth and ruler of sky and sea, it is in our hearts that you wish to reign. Help us to give ourselves without reserve to the one who entered Jerusalem on a donkey and received a crown of thorns; for he is now with you in glory, reigning with you to the end of time. Amen.
Scripture Lessons: Philippians 2:5-11
Hymn My Song is Love Unknown #143V U
Prayer: O Christ, you entered the city as a poor man, not in style, but simply, yet you still caused uproar, and questions everywhere; you drew the expectations of a hungry crowd, and brought buried conflicts to the light. May we, who are sometimes swayed by the crowd’s approval, and who often avoid conflict for fear of its cost to us, hold fast to the gospel of peace and Justice and follow faithfully in your way of compassion and solidarity with those who are poor and excluded, wherever it may lead us. Amen. (a prayer by Kathy Galloway and printed in the Iona Community’s Lenten worship resource, Eggs and Ashes).
Hymn Ride on, Ride on in Majesty #127VU