O Eternal King, we rejoice with the company that welcomed you into Jerusalem, yet we confess that we also understand all too well the crowd that yelled “Crucify!”
We hail you as king with shouts of “Hosanna!” yet we look on in silence as you are crowned with thorns.
We promise you our allegiance, yet we often find ourselves denying you with our words or our actions.
Forgive us our inconstancy.
Grant us courage to face the days ahead; and give us faith to see the joy behind the fear, and life beyond death.
In your Name we pray. Amen.