All who see me mock at me;
they make mouths at me,
they shake their heads;
‘Commit your cause to the Lord;
let him deliver— let him rescue the one
in whom he delights!’
For dogs are all around me;
a company of evildoers encircles me.
My hands and feet have shrivelled;
I can count all my bones.
They stare and gloat over me;
they divide my clothes among themselves,
and for my clothing they cast lots.
But you, O Lord, do not be far away!
O my help, come quickly to my aid!
A Palm Sunday Prayer
Let us enter the city of God today,
And shout hosanna to our King.
Let us join the walk toward freedom,
And follow Christ's path to wholeness.
Let our hearts ache
For justice and mercy.
For peace and freedom.
Let us turn our backs
on the powers
that grasp for control,
And follow the one
who brings life.
Let us walk in solidarity
with the abandoned and the oppressed
and welcome the broken and the sick.
Let us touch and see,
as God draws near,
Riding in triumph towards the Cross.