God of this holy journey and of us all, remind us of our humanity. Remind us that we are fallible human beings that at times can have the greatest of intentions and thoughts, but still come up short, still fail you daily. This week where we shout ‘Hosannah!’, ‘Save Us!’, ‘Blessed is one who comes in the name of God’, we join the crowd on the road, waving our branches, throwing down our coats, lifting up our voice to the heavens proclaiming the wonderment of your Son Jesus the Christ. We hear their voices, we feel the excitement, this is the time we have been waiting for, this is the time people have longed for, this is the time Christ would enter his Kingdom and glory.
Throughout our spiritual journey we have longed to return to this moment many times; forgetting what lies ahead rather staying in the holy presence and grandeur of the coming Messiah of God. Our hearts swell, our soul is revived and minds rest in the comfort of Jesus the Christ is coming to make all things new.
Through this Lenten season, O God, we have searched ourselves to know that in the light of our sin, greed, lust and fear we have given into temptations that pull us away, yet you continue to be the source of all life and light.
We have strayed away so that we might venture our on our path and find avenues more pleasing, more exciting and more like the world around us and not the realm you call us to create, yet you continue to be the source of all life and light.
Forgive us God for our sins and transgressions; remind us of your unfailing love daily and constantly.
As we enter this Holy Week of the Church calendar, mold our hearts and focus it on the passion of Christ and the journey to the cross. May the words we hear, the scriptures we read, the songs we sing be a mediative, reflection and worshipful experience. Help us not to get too caught up in the moment to miss your presence around us.
May we put away all that inhibit us to worship, reflect, love and praise you this day and forever more.
Thank you for being the God always with us, in front of us, behind us, beside us and before us. May our souls cry out like the rocks of the earth.
May we not loose our way as we continue toward the cross.
We pray this in the name of the one who comes on our behalf, Jesus the Christ.