Palm Sunday (Prayer)

Palm Sunday Traditional DanceOn Sundays during Lent through Easter, the Emerging Scholars Network will share collects from The Book of Common Prayer and prayer requests from Emerging Scholars*. Scholar’s Compass will continue, but will appear on weekdays instead of Sundays.

Collect for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Book of Common Prayer

Almighty and everliving God, who, of thy tender love
towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the
cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his
great humility: Mercifully grant that we may both follow the
example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his
resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.*

Prayer requests for the week:

  • Pray for a stronger identity in Christ. — Shared by a student at the Urbana Student Missions Conference during ESN’s seminar.
  • Pray for me. I am feeling further from God. I desire to be more like Jesus. — Shared by a student at recent campus prayer time.
  • Building upon the above requests: Let us join together in praying for all followers of Christ in higher education (across the nation, the creation) to root their identity in Christ. Pray for growth in daily practices of faith as individuals and members of the Body of Christ. Pray for God’s presence through his Word, Spirit, people, and creation to be unmistakeable not only this week, but also through the labors/years to come. To God be the glory!

Image: Fruit of the Spirit, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved March 5, 2016]. Original source:

*As you and/or your fellowships have particular prayer requests to share, please email ESN.

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