I wrote this litany for Palm Sunday.  I wanted to put something together that tied in Palm Sunday to the Eucharist.  It looks like we won’t use it at my church.  Perhaps you’d like to use it at yours!

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Look to us, Lord.  Look beyond the palms, beyond the pretense and into our souls.

We are hungry.

We realize the brokenness of our economy and value the opportunity to work more now than ever.  We hunger for work and purpose.

We are hungry.

We live in a broken world in which the few have too much and the many have too little.  We hunger for justice.

We are hungry.

We’ve built broken communities in which we far too often do not know the person down the street or down the pew.   We hunger for communion.

We are hungry.

We see broken governments that rise against one another, killing soldiers and those caught in the middle.  We hunger for peace.

We are hungry.

We have broken homes whose peace is shattered by domestic violence but no one hears the sound.  We hunger for freedom.

We are hungry.

We live always in the shadow of death.  Disease and disaster remind us of life’s frailty.  We hunger for resurrection.

We are hungry.

We experience a broken kingdom and sometimes wonder where, God, you are.  So we wave our Palms, shout out ‘Hosanna’ and ‘Messiah’ to the last, great hope for the world, knowing that somehow in this holy mystery, only a broken god can offer hope and transformation to a broken world.  Christ our Passover is coming for us.

Let us keep the feast.

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