Jan 29, 2012

Prayers of the People: Transfiguration


Here’s a prayer of intercession written for Transfiguration Sunday (February 19, 2012).  It was written by John Maynard, and posted on Richard Fairchild’s Kir-shalom website.

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

Holy and loving God - whose nature and ways are far beyond our understanding, we thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus - who lets us see your face in his, who shows us your love in his actions, your grace in his manner of being.  In him too, O God, we see ourselves as you would have us be and as your power is able to make us.  Make us more like him now we pray...  Lord hear our prayer......

Lord - we often find ourselves weary, tired out by a load of care, a heap of responsibility and concern.  We hunger and thirst, and often fail to stop to eat and drink at the table you have prepared for us.  Lord, we are here now - and we ask you - grant us a glimpse of your glory - fill us with your spirit - refresh us and make us new ... Lord hear our prayer.....

Loving God, we pray that your glory may fill your church and give to your people everywhere the energy to shine wherever there is darkness, disunity, persecution, or despair... Lord hear our prayer....

Father, we pray for those we named in our sharing time and for all those whose names are upon our hearts.  Grant to them health and wholeness, peace and joy, strength and hope...  We remember before you:

(intercessions and petitions as shared in sharing time)

..... Lord hear our prayer....

Give us all, O Lord, a greater love of your holiness, a greater delight in your mystery, and a greater joy in seeking your presence.  We ask it through Christ Jesus, who revealed your will to us and who taught us to pray to you as one family, saying Our Father….

~ written by John Maynard, and posted on Richard Fairchild’s Kir-shalom website. http://www.rockies.net/