April 5

The Call to Prayer

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide all nations on the earth.

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.              

Psalm 67: 3-5

 

The Request for Presence

Hear my voice, O Lord, according to your loving-kindness; according to your judgements, give me life.

Psalm 119:149

 

The Greeting

Hosanna, LORD, hosanna!...

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Psalm 118:25, 26

 

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

God is the LORD; he has shined upon us; form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.

Psalm 118:27

 

A Reading

When they were near Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village facing you, and you will at once find a tethered donkey and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you are to say, ‘The Master needs them and will send them back at once.’” This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet: “Say to the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is approaching, humble and riding on a donkey and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.” So the disciples went and did as Jesus had told them. They brought the donkey and the colt, then they laid their cloaks on their backs and he took his seat on them. Great crowds of people spread their cloaks on the road, while others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in his path. The crowds who went in front of him and those who followed were all shouting: “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who is coming in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heavens!” And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil as people asked, “Who is this?” and the crowds answered, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.” Matthew 21:1-11

 

The Refrain

God is the LORD; he has shined upon us; form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.

 

The Morning Psalm: Open the Gates and From a Procession with Branches

Open up for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the LORD.

“This is the gate of the LORD; he who is righteous may enter.”

I will give thanks to you, for you answered me and have become my salvation.

The same stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

This is the LORD’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

On this day the LORD has acted; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Hosanna, LORD, hosanna!  LORD, send us now success.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; we bless you from the house of the LORD.

God is the LORD; he has shined upon us; form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.

“You are my God, and I will thank you; you and my God, and I will exalt you.”

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his mercy endures for ever. Psalm 118:19-29

 

The Refrain

God is the LORD; he has shined upon us; form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.

 

The Cry of the Church

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in Heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,

as we forgive those who sin against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil;

for yours are the kingdom and the power and the glory

forever and ever.  Amen.

 

The Prayer Appointed for the Day

Assist me mercifully with your help, O Lord God of our salvation, that I may enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts, whereby you have given us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Concluding Prayer of the Church

Almighty and everlasting God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that I may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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