Jan 29, 2012

Prayer for Transfiguration Sunday

Here’s a thoughtful prayer for Transfiguration Sunday (February 19, 2012).  It was written by Rev. Abi in February, 2010.

Prayer for Transfiguration Sunday
(Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-9, Luke 9:28-36)

Oh Lord,
You call us to go to the mountain top with you
And we follow, not quite sure of what is to happen,
but we like mountain tops,
we like the view from up here,
we like mountain top experiences.
Lord some times we need mountain top experiences with you
when our days are dark and dreary,
when our hearts, are heavy,
when the valleys seem more depressing then ever.
Lord, may this mountain top experience
fill our hearts with your light,
may we be filled with your love,
may we be filled with hope.

Lord, we are aware,
that just as Moses and your disciples
were changed by their experiences
that we too are changed and transformed
into the image of Christ by your mercy.
Lord, may we have unveiled faces that reflect your love,
your hope, and your light. 

And Lord we add to this prayer;
These prayers for those in our communities
affected by the heavy snows, power outages,
loss of work, loss of lives, and illnesses.
We continue to pray for the recovery work in Haiti.
Amen.

— written by Rev Abi, and posted on the A Place for Prayer blog.