24B – Passion Sunday

23B - Lent 5B24B - Palm Sunday OR 25B Monday in Holy Week

PSALM 31:9-16
Be gracious, O LORD,
for I am in distress;
my eye is wasting with anger,
my inner being as well as my stomach
For my life is consumed by grief
and my years in groaning.
My strength fails because of my distress
and my bones become weak.
Because of my oppressors I am a disgrace;
to my neighbours, I’m a disaster,
to my acquaintances, a cause for trembling .
Seeing me in the street they flee from me
I am forgotten like one who is dead,
and have become like a broken pot.
For I have heard the whispering of the crowd, terror all around –
scheming together, plotting to take my life.
But I – I trust in you, O LORD;
I say, “You are my God.”
My days are in your hands;
snatch me from the hand of my enemies and pursuers.
Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love.

Source of life,
Word of life,
Breath of life
console us and keep us
as we live each day following the way of Jesus.
May the gifts which we offer
and those which the Spirit gives to each of us,
be joined to serve this broken world.
And so may we await with hope
the new day of the Lord. Amen

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000.

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.

(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)

God of all grace,
in you is hope: hope which has endured throughout every age.
In that hope we remember before you now
those we have named on our lips and in the silence of our hearts…
By your Word and your Spirit
help us bring consolation to those know to us,
return to our memory those whom we have forgotten
and be present to those who have no-one …
(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


As pants the hart for cooling streams TIS 25
At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow TIS 231
Hail to the Lord’s annointed TIS 275
Hail! our once despised Jesus TIS 373
Let all be one in mind and heart TIS 247
My song is love unknown TIS 341
Nature with open volume stands TIS 343
O changless Christ, for ever new TIS 254
Ride on, ride on, in majesty TIS 348
The glory of our King was seen TIS 353
The King of Glory comes TIS 279
There is a green hill far away TIS 350
Trotting, trotting through Jerusalem TIS 244
Ye gates lift up your heads TIS 12
Isaiah 50:4-9a
God has spoken to his people, hallelujah TIS 636
Master, speak, thy servant heareth TIS 597
O breath of God, breathe on us now TIS 408
O sacred head, sore wounded TIS 339
Sing praise and thanksgiving, TIS 107
Thank you for giving me the morning TIS 162
Thank you, thank you, Lord TIS 170
Psalm 31:9-16
By your saving power deliver me TIS 19
Great God, we sing that mighty hand TIS 124
Have faith in God, my heart TIS 619
Philippians 2:5-11
All hail the power of Jesus’ name TIS 224
And can it be that I should gain an interest TIS 209
At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow TIS 231
Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one accord TIS 411
God of all power and truth and grace TIS 567
Hark the herald angels sing TIS 303
Holy Father, God of might TIS 622
I will sing the wondrous story TIS 233
Jesus Christ is risen today TIS 362
Jesus the name high over all TIS 218
Join all the glorious names of wisdom TIS 205
Let all be one in mind and heart TIS 247
Let earth & heaven combine TIS 305
May the mind of Christ my Saviour TIS 609
Morning Glory, starlit sky TIS 174
My heart & voice I raise TIS 225
My heart is full of Christ, and longs TIS 214
Now is eternal life TIS 385
O love how deep, how broad, how high! TIS 194
O Spirit of the living God TIS 405
Praise and thanksgiving Father we offer TIS 627
Praise to the Holiest in the height TIS 141
Soldiers of Christ arise TIS 570
The advent of our God TIS 271
We have a gospel to proclaim TIS 245
Mark 14:1—15:47

Christ is the world’s light, he and none other TIS 246
From heaven you came, helpless babe TIS 256
Hail our once-despised Jesus TIS 373
Lift high the cross TIS 351
My heart and voice I raise TIS 225
Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle TIS 331
The head that once was crowned with thorns TIS 378
When I survey the wondrous cross TIS 342

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