A prayer for Palm Sunday


Jesus comes to us
“He comes to us…as he came by the lakeside of old to the first disciples. He speaks to us the same words: ‘Follow thou me!’ and sets us to the tasks which He has to fulfill for our time. He commands. And to those who obey Him, whether they be wise or simple, He will reveal himself in the toils, the conflicts, the sufferings which they shall pass through in His fellowship, and, as an ineffable mystery, they shall learn in their own experience Who He is.”
Albert Schweitzer
A prayer for Palm Sunday
I thank you, O God, for the knowledge and vision of Jesus, my Lord and Master, as he went bravely into the city on this day.  Help me follow in his steps more ready to serve than be served that I may lose my life as I find it in him.  I pray for this fully recognizing my divided loyalties.  Accept my praises and hosannas, and use me when and where you can.  Amen
Theodore Parker Ferris (revised)