24A Passion Sunday OR 24A - Palm Sunday — 26A - Tuesday in Holy Week
See also my post from 2014
PRAYER OF ADORATION (From Psalm 36:5-10)
Gracious and eternal God,
your lovingkindness cannot be contained by the heavens
and your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds;
your righteousness stands like the mightiest mountains
and your judgements are like the deep ocean.
And yet, Lord God,
you save humanity and all creation alike;
how precious is your lovingkindness.
Gracious and eternal God,
you offer safety to all humanity;
all are refreshed in the abundance of your house,
and you invite all to drink from the stream of your delights.
Indeed, with you is the fountain of life, and in your light we see light.
Extend your lovingkindness to those who know you,
and your actions for setting things right to those with a godly heart.
A CREATIVE MOMENT Click here for some ideas for worship in Lent and Easter gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) which was published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia, in the 1980’s and ’90’s.
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer, usually with connection to one or more of the lections for the day, to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession. Sometimes this prayer also borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
It was on a Monday
that Jesus demonstrated and spoke out
against oppression, exploitation and corruption.
So today we pray,
Holy source of all that is,
comforter of the oppressed and grieving,
strengthen those who fear the terror of the night,
or daily life;
rescue the distressed;
be present to those who call on your name,
to those we named on our lips,
and in the silence of our hearts,
those whose concerns are known only to you;
in Jesus’ name…
(The Intercessions continue…)
(The Prayers of the People continue)
Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms
|HYMN SUGGESTIONS: MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK – YEAR B|
|Almighty God, lift up our eyes||TIS 615|
|My heart and voice I raise||TIS 225|
|O come, O come, Emmanuel||TIS 265|
|The voice of God goes out to all the world||TIS 282|
|With joy we meditate the grace||TIS 206|
|All praise to thee, my God, this night||TIS 558|
|Come, O God of all the earth||TIS 181|
|Father, whose everlasting love||TIS 213|
|Lord Jesus, if the same you are||TIS 566|
|O love that wilt not let me go||TIS 602|
|Our God, we know your providence||TIS 169|
|Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the Ki||TIS 111|
|What shall we offer our good Lord||TIS 439|
|All go to God when they are sorely place||TIS 240|
|Come now, everlasting Spirit||TIS 509|
|Hail Redeemer, King divine||TIS 237|
|No weight of gold or silver||TIS 249|
|So God loved the people of the world||TIS 241|
|Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands||TIS 496|
|They that believe and are baptized||TIS 479|
|We give immortal praise||TIS 118|
|Where high the heavenly temple stands||TIS 377|
|Myrrh-bearing Mary from Magdala came||TIS 660|