Collect for Palm Sunday
Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
True and humble king, hailed by the crowd as Messiah:
grant us the faith to know you and love you,
that we may be found beside you
on the way of the cross, which is the path of glory.
And some special prayers for this week
God our Father,
you have invited us to share in the supper
which your Son gave to his Church
to proclaim his death until he comes:
may he nourish us by his presence,
and unite us in his love;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
in the cross of Jesus
we see the cost of our sin
and the depth of your love:
in humble hope and fear
may we place at his feet
all that we have and all that we are,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation,
to you be glory and praise for ever.
Your steadfast love extends to the heavens
and your faithfulness never ceases.
Illuminate our hearts with your wisdom
and strengthen our lives with your word,
for you are the fountain of life;
in your light we see true light.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Psalms for Holy Week
Sunday: Psalm 118 v. 1 – 2, 19 – end
Monday: Ps 36 v. 5 – 11
Tuesday: Ps 71 v 1 – 14
Wednesday: Ps 70
Thursday: Ps 116 v 9 – end
Friday: Ps 22
Saturday: Ps 31 v 1 – 5, 15 – 16
Scripture readings for Holy Week
Sunday: Matthew Ch 21 v 1 – 11
Monday Matthew Ch 21 v 12 – 17
Tuesday: Matthew Ch 21 v 18 – 32
Wednesday: Matthew Ch 21 v 33-end
Thursday: John Ch 13 v 1 – 17, 31b – 35
Friday: John Ch 18 and 19
Saturday: Matthew Ch 27: 57 – end