5 Prayers for Palm Sunday and Holy Week
Easter and Holy Week have been quite different during the last two years amid the outbreak of COVID-19. We celebrated these holy occasions in our houses and away from church families and sanctuaries. However, the time has come to focus on the real significance of the most Holy Week and the traditions surrounding it.
Palm Sunday celebrates the grand entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The day reminds us of the time when people handed over palm branches for honoring Christ as king. Jesus showed his humility by riding over these branches into the Holy City on a donkey instead of a magnificent stallion. Happy Palm Sunday is also referred to as Passion Sunday. The day starts Holy Week and celebrates Christ’s glory, and yet by Friday, he was crucified. Let us make prayers an integral part of Palm Sunday 2022 and Holy Week through these beautiful prayers:
1. Prayer to Praise Lord
Dear Lord of Israel,
We praise you for your ultimate sacrifice for us. You arrived to set people free and help your believers. You showed mercy as was promised to all our ancestors and we are grateful for that. We are thankful for your tender mercy, the dawn of salvation. You give light to people that are in death’s shadow and sit in darkness. You guide us to attain peace, hope, and success, and we thank you for all that. Amen.
2. Prayer to Rejoice Lord’s Entry
We are delighted with your arrival into our lives and the world! We join the crowds to sing your glory and praises. At the same time, although our hearts are close to true worship, our minds do not dwell upon real understanding. We fail to acknowledge and appreciate your humility. Sometimes, we are not motivated by your glory. It was our sins that took your life though you are our creator. Our betrayal provokes us to war, although you have always desired peace. Please help us to understand your glory and show faith in you from hereon. Amen.
3. Prayer for Radiance
Show mercy on us and forgive us for our acts. Impart a new song of celebration and joy. O merciful Lord, we are entering the Holy Week, and our hearts are set on Jerusalem. We also remember the resurrection, death, and life of Jesus. Please guide us with the gift of faith so that we praise Him not only verbally, but also follow Jesus in the way of the holy cross. Amen.
4. Prayer to Confess
O God, we remember this day when you arrived at this rebellious city, which rejected you later. We wish to confess that we are as rebellious as Jerusalem, and our belief is sometimes more superficial. Our hearts need cleansing so show mercy on us, the Savior of our lives. Help us to trust you and pardon what is sinful, to sing your praises, to treat you as our own. Amen.
5. Prayer to Thank God for Sending His Son
Eternal and almighty Lord,
We thank you for your tender love towards us. You sent your only Son who is our Savior Christ. He made the greatest possible sacrifice for us. Jesus had to die on the cross to save us from our sins. We pray to follow the example of His humility and patience. Your Son, Christ reigns and lives with you forever. Amen.
About The Salvation Garden
The Salvation Garden is a prayer community that appreciates how crucial it is to deliver your prayer for Palm Sunday to the Holy City. We follow a simple procedure, which is easy to understand. You have to fill out your Palm Sunday Prayer 2022 online and choose a church from the list of churches on our site. We confirm the delivery of prayers to the email IDs of the senders with an optional video. Our services are free though we welcome your donations.