My friend Gerald Mershimer, Professor of Preaching at Ohio Christian University, wrote this earlier today, its fresh off the press. Thank you Gerald!
“Save Us, Lord, from Shallow Praise (A Palm Sunday Prayer)”
Save us, Lord, from shallow praise,
That loves you only when it pays,
Conforms You to OUR means and ways,
Save us, Lord, from shallow praise.
Give us, Lord, a praise that’s true,
That burns with holy love for You,
That dies to self and lives for YOU,
That takes our cross and sees it through.
Give us grace to bless your name,
In our loss and in our shame,
Grace to bless you when we cry,
Grace to trust when loved ones die,
Grace, when you won’t answer “Why?”,