confession: Palm Sunday expectations

A prayer of confession for Palm Sunday. (Part of the “Choices on the Way” series, with the theme this week being “My Way — The Highway”). Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church.

One: You ride in with humble glory,
All: and we wave our palm branches,
shouting and dancing our prayer of Hosanna.

One: We join our voices and hearts with the crowd,
All: hoping that you will do what we expect of you.
One: But your way is not always glorious,
not always cheering crowds,
not always a parade of victory.
All: Lead us, Lord, to know your way,
and to walk with you on any road you travel.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jharader
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 16:40:49

    Thanks. This is lovely. I will likely use it in our worship at Peace Mennonite in Lawrence, KS.


  2. Esta Jarrett
    Apr 15, 2011 @ 00:18:11

    I like this a lot. I’ll be using it at West Asheville Presbyterian in Asheville, NC. Thank you so much, and blessings on your Holy Week.


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