Week beginning Sunday 28th March 2021
We’d like to invite you to join with others in our congregation to pray together through Lent, knowing that we can feel connected to each other by knowing that others will be praying with us.
Each week we shall reflect and pray over the lectionary passage for the week, following the same format: a Bible reading, a question(s), a prayer and an action.
Before you begin to pray, find a comfortable, quiet place to sit — perhaps light a candle. If it’s helpful to you, perhaps establish a rhythm by praying at the same time each day.
Week 6: beginning Sunday 28th March 2021
Shout Hosanna! Jesus is coming!
Open the locked doors of your hearts!
Don’t be afraid! Take off your coat. Be willingly led into Holy Week.
Be willingly taken to holy ground as we all travel with Jesus towards death then resurrection joy!
Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’”
They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it. Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,
“Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
Questions to Consider
Why does the work of saving humanity have to end like this?
Make us strong Lord to do Your will in all things. May our Church be undivided in love and action. May the leaders locally and of this country and the world uphold what is right and just and establish a social order rooted in Godly love.
As we travel through Holy Week, help us to enter into the events of Christ’s Passion and Crucifixion as we look forward to sharing in Resurrection Joy. Amen.
Search your heart and mind to discover your role in our community. For example, Council, litter picking, real friendship, recycling, neighbourhood watch and care, …
You and God know what you are capable of!