Short Devotion for Palm Sunday 5th April

Introduction

On this Sunday, which is known as Palm Sunday when we celebrate our Lord and Kings entry into Jerusalem we meet together, that we may we take time in our homes to pray, read God’s Word and look at a few thoughts that the Lord has put on my heart for us all.

Come pilgrim people, come to worship the liberator and peacemaker who rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Come to worship, pilgrim people.

Let us pray: ending with the Lord’s Prayer together

Lord God, let us approach with shouts of praise: hosanna in the highest! Hosanna to the King of Kings! Let us journey to Jerusalem to worship the King who came to save us.

Lord Jesus, you came to change the world. Forgive us when we become complacent, when change is difficult – and we give up.

Lord Jesus you came to serve, not to be served. Forgive us when we put ourselves and our needs before those of our brothers and sisters.

Lord Jesus, you came to bring peace, you came to set the captives free and you came to meet us where we are. Forgive us when we don’t stand with each other through the pain and struggle. Help us to change our world by serving you and one another, through Jesus who taught us to pray, Our Father….

Bible Reading

  • Ezekiel 37:1-14
  • John 11:1-45

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Prayers of Intercessions

Lord Jesus, we pray for all who give of themselves sacrificially, for those lives are dedicated to serving others: parents, carers, doctors, nurses, caring for children or elderly.

We pray for those serving in war – torn countries around the world, for missionaries, those who take food, shelter and healing to those in need, sometimes putting their own lives on the line.

We pray for those in our community who need our love, those in our Church Family who are ill and in isolation at this difficult time and our Missionary family and those in Romania with Smile.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen

Blessing

Loving God, give us strength to stay close to you during these difficult days; so may the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be upon us and remain with us, now and forever. Amen.