Old Testament: Zechariah 9:9-13
Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel: John 12:12-16
God of Grace and Glory, we come singing with palms and praises, knowing that our efforts to be faithful to You at times fall short. We, like the disciples of Jesus’ day, will at times run away, betray and deny our Savior. We seek Your guidance in our lives to be more authentic, more true to You, so that we might share Your love with the world in a way that the world will know it is from You. All too often, we wrap up Your gift of love in our own expectations and demands, to where Your gift of love may seem too great a burden to others. Peel off the layers that we hide You in, Lord, and guide us into living Your love faithfully in this world. In the name of Jesus the Messiah we pray. Amen.