We cannot escape the cross. There is no Christianity without it. There is no Christianity without self-denial, and self-denial hurts. (D. W. Cleverley Ford)

A Prayer from “Common Worship”

Lord Jesus Christ, you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant, and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation. Give us the mind to follow you and to proclaim you as Lord and King, to the glory of God the Father. Amen. (Palm Sunday, post communion prayer)