Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna!
Hosanna in the highest!

With all of creation, we shout your praise!
With the trees and the stars and even the stones,
we shout “Hosanna!
Hosanna in the highest!”

Your humble spirit enlivens us.
We are healed and renewed by your courage and compassion,
by your honesty and authenticity,
by your gentleness and peace,
and we lay our fears before you;
we lay our pain
and anger
and uncertainty
bare.
Hosanna!
Blessed are you, Lord, and worthy of praise.

Lead us through the streets in a quest for justice.
Lead us to places of transforming prayer.
Make of us servant leaders
who are not afraid to acknowledge you,
who walk with you in the darkest valleys,
who speak the truth in the face of persecution,
who carry the cross for those cannot bear it,
who grieve those who are crucified by those who abuse their power,
who mourn at the loss of their loved ones,
who long for the resurrecting power of God to work
in caves where the living dead long to be made alive again.
Be present in and through us, O God,
as we await the coming of your glory.
Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is your holy name!


Julie Gvillo is Commissioned Pastor (PCUSA) and Founder and Creative Executive Director of A Place of Grace. Julie shares liturgy written on RCL passages each week on her blog, Point of Contact: Where Life and Worship Intersect.


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