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||AHB 549|
|My heart and voice I raise||TIS 225||AHB 160|
|O come, O come, Emmanuel||TIS 265||AHB 193|
|The voice of God goes out to all the world||TIS 282||SA 86|
|With joy we meditate the grace||TIS 206||AHB 134|
|All praise to thee, my God, this night||TIS 558||AHB 468|
|Come, O God of all the earth||TIS 181|
|Father, whose everlasting love||TIS 213||AHB 142|
|Lord Jesus, if the same you are||TIS 566|
|O love that wilt not let me go||TIS 602||AHB 525|
|Our God, we know your providence||TIS 169||AHB 116|
|Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the Ki||TIS 111||AHB 28|
|What shall we offer our good Lord||TIS 439||AHB 362|
|All go to God when they are sorely place||TIS 240||AHB 182|
|Come now, everlasting Spirit||TIS 509|
|Hail Redeemer, King divine||TIS 237||AHB 188|
|No weight of gold or silver||TIS 249|
|So God loved the people of the world||TIS 241||SA 78|
|Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands||TIS 496||AHB 417|
|They that believe and are baptized||TIS 479|
|We give immortal praise||TIS 118||AHB 38|
|Where high the heavenly temple stands||TIS 377|
|Myrrh-bearing Mary from Magdala came||TIS 660|