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Psalm 118: 19-28

19Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.

20This is the gate of the LORD;   the righteous shall enter through it.

21I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.

22The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

23This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

 24This is the day that the LORD has made;  let us rejoice and be glad in it.

25Save us, we beseech you, O LORD!   O LORD, we beseech you, give us success!

26Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD.  We bless you from the house of the LORD.

27The LORD is God, and he has given us light.  Bind the festal procession with branches,

up to the horns of the altar.

28You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;



Dear Lord,

We will follow you this Sunday to Jerusalem.  As you make your entrance through those city gates, enter into our own hearts, we pray.  Draw us into the procession that glorifies and exalts you, that casts their cloaks before you and waves those branches of palms.  As for today, strengthen us to be your disciples so that we not only follow you, but may help others to find the way.