This Week's Prayer Theme:

14th. April 2019

Today is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week, and the climax of Jesus' earthly ministry.

Please pray;

- thanking God, for Jesus' faithfulness.

- giving thanks for Jesus' sacrifice on our behalf.

- that we will follow Jesus, and be faithful to God's leading. 

Jesus said, "This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many, for the forgiveness of sins".

Matthew 26; 28.

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This Week's Readings:

Psalm 118:1-2 and 19-29

1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.” 

19Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.
20This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter.
21I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
22The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
23the Lord has done this, and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
25Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success!
26Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you. b
27The Lord is God, and he has made his light shine on us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal
procession up c to the horns of the altar.

28You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you.
29Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Luke 19:28-40

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

28After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them,
30“Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ”

32Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.
33As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them,
“Why are you untying the colt?”

34They replied, “The Lord needs it.”
35They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.

37When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
38“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” b
“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
40“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

Prayers:

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