Here’s a Call to Worship for the sixth Sunday of Lent, Palm/Passion Sunday based on Luke 19:29-40, 22:14-21, 33-34, “Perfection Not Required” in the Cross Fit Faith worship series.
This Call to Worship has been adapted from Rev. Christine Sobania Johnson’s Short Litany as Holy Week Begins, posted on her blog, Freshly Squeezed Liturgy
O God, today we come to cheer Jesus on as our champion and hail him as our hero.
Forgive us tomorrow when our enthusiasm wanes.
Today we have entrusted you to rescue us from our pitiful circumstances.
Forgive us on Tuesday when we decide we can take care of ourselves.
Today we make you the centerpiece of our very existence.
Forgive us on Wednesday when we forget to remember who you are.
Today we call out to you loudly by name.
Forgive us on Thursday when we pretend that we’ve never met you.
Today we stare at you with the star struck eyes of fans and groupies.
Forgive us on Friday when we avert our eyes because it’s too painful to see you on the cross.
Today we express our unsuppressed hopefulness in the future you have in store for us.
Forgive us on Saturday when we believe all is lost.
Today we are boldly certain of the earthly ways you will redeem us.
Restore us on Sunday when we are startled and awed by your rising.