Hosanna Prayers: A Creative Prayer approach for Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, the crowd went wild when Jesus rode into Jerusalem and they shouted Hosanna which means save.

Often prayers in church are quiet and calm but Palm Sunday reminds us that a Prayer can be loud, emotional and from the heart.

We will be using a simple form of prayer in our All Age Palm Sunday service tomorrow called Hosanna Prayers.

Everyone will think and pray about a specific area of life eg the world, people we know, things we are worried about etc (this could also be a led prayer about each area). Then everyone will shout HOSANNA (the louder the better) as a cry from our hearts for God to intervene and to change that situation. This can be introduced with the words ‘and everyone shouted …’

When we read the Psalms we see a range of approaches and emotions expressed in prayer and Hosanna Prayers remind us of a part of this variety.

I have also put together an account of what happened on Palm Sunday including some images to help people to think about what was going on and what it means. You can access this by clicking here.

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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