Feb 9, 2012

Prayer at the Table: Transform Us

Here’s a beautiful communion prayer suitable for use on Transfiguration Sunday or at Epiphany.  It comes from the Cokesbury website.

Communion Prayer: Epiphany, Transfiguration

Pour out your Holy Spirit
on all gathered here,
that we might be your light in the world.
Pour out your Holy Spirit
on these gifts of bread and wine,
that we might be infused with the gift
of your nourishing guidance.
Transform us with your nourishing grace,
even as we eat of this bread
and drink of this wine.
Transfigure us to be your presence in the world,
even as we are redeemed and reclaimed
by your great love.
By your Spirit, make us one with Christ,
one with each other,
and one in ministry to the world,
until Christ comes in final victory,
and we feast at the heavenly banquet.
Through Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty God,
now and forever more.

— from the Abingdon Worship Annual, posted on the Cokesbury website. http://www.cokesbury.com/