Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023
A Palm Sunday Prayer for Meditation
As we begin Holy Week, we reflect on the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. We are reminded of how the crowds joyfully welcomed him, spreading their cloaks and palm branches on the ground before him and shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David!”
We pray that we, too, may welcome Jesus into our lives with joy and gratitude. Help us to lay down our own cloaks of pride and self-centeredness and to open our hearts to him as our King and Savior.
As we journey through this Holy Week, may we follow in Jesus’ footsteps, seeking to love and serve others as he did. May we draw closer to you through prayer, fasting, and acts of charity, and may we be renewed in our faith and strengthened in our commitment to follow you.
As we begin this Holy Week, we ask for your blessings and guidance, and we pray that our hearts may be open to receive the grace and mercy of your Son, our Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ.