THE BLESSING OF THE PALMS

Almighty and loving God, it is indeed right to give you our thanks and praise for the acts of love by which you have redeemed us through Christ Jesus our Savior.  The Hebrews acclaimed Jesus as the Messiah and King with palm branches in their hands, crying “Hosanna in the highest”. We pray you, O Lord, bless these branches for our use.  May we also, carrying them forth from this place and crying out “Hosanna in the Highest” and “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord’, acclaim Jesus as our Messiah and King and follow Him in the way that leads to eternal life.