palm 1Scripture – Luke 19: 28-34

[Jesus] went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.  When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.'”

So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them.  As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They said, “The Lord needs it.”


Prayer for Today

Dear Lord,

In what ways, Lord, do you come to us and claim a part of our life?   In what ways are we told that you need a part of our life – our time, our energy, our compassion, our love, our resources?   Help us to untie ourselves so that we freely respond to serve you and your kingdom.