March 28, 2021
Lord, as we enter Holy Week, slow our steps and quiet our minds. Help us to be more present to you as we journey with you through this week.
As we walk through this Holiest of weeks, may we be drawn ever closer to the One who loves without limit. May our faith be deepened and our lives be changed.
Invitation Read the scripture through slowly. The second time, enter the story through prayerful imagination. Take in the scene through all of your senses. Hear the hustle and bustle of the crowd. Feel the dust on your feet. Notice the dynamic in the air. The third time you read it, notice who you are in the story. What do you notice about Jesus? How do you experience Him? Is there an invitation that you sense from Him? Stay there to converse with Him, or just to be with Him.
Scripture: John 12:12-16
“The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted, “Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hail to the King of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and rode on it, fulfilling the prophecy that said: “Don’t be afraid, people of Jerusalem. Look, your King is coming, riding on a donkey’s colt.” His disciples didn’t understand at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy. But after Jesus entered into his glory, they remembered what had happened and realized that these things had been written about him.”
Prayer of Response
Holy One, Your entry signifies all is changing. Let not our eyes be closed or our ears be stopped. It is not always comfortable where you lead, but it is life changing. Deepen our awareness of You Open us to your invitation to join you on this journey. It is indeed life-giving beyond all that we can fathom. Thank you from the depth of our hearts for walking this journey for us. May we accompany You. Amen.
Rev. Eva Sullivan-Knoff, Founder and Executive Director