Aug 1, 2013

Closing Prayer: Transfiguration

Here’s a closing prayer inspired by the transfiguration of Jesus (Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36). It was written by Anita M. Constance.

Closing Prayer for Transfiguration
(inspired by the events in Matthew 17:1-8,
Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36)

God of truth,
a blessing you promised
and a blessing you give.
Through deserts and up mountains we follow Jesus
and there find you...
and ourselves
as we were meant to be.

We long to hold on to that vision, O God.
We try to set up tents and stay as long as we can,
because it is there
that we know
we are truly home.

But faith calls us,
for it was in faith
that Jesus Lived life
and accepted death.
His faith in you
was born of love.
His love
was born of freedom.

In Jesus,
the bright cloud
of your grace
is forever upon us.
may we be willing
to leave
the mountaintop
of life
and walk the plains
of every day. Amen.

~ written by Anita M. Constance, in A Time to Turn...The Paschal Experience (Paulist Press, 1995). Posted on Dominican Life USA.