Jesus, when you rode into Jerusalem
the people waved palms
with shouts of acclamation.
Grant that when the shouting dies
we may still walk beside you even to a cross.
Our Father in heaven,
the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
you are our beginning and you will be our end;
we are made in your image and likeness.
We praise and thank you for this day.
This is the day on which you created light
and saw that it was good.
This is the day with the echoing voices of Jerusalem
we shout Hosanna, welcome to the son of David,
welcome to the son of God,
welcome Christ, the world’s true light.
For us your acts are gracious
and your love endures for ever.