Feb 9, 2012

Prayers of the People: February 19, 2012

Here’s another prayer of intercession for Transfiguration (February 19, 2012).  It comes from the Fairview Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, IL.

Prayers of the Day: Transfiguration

We are your house, O Lord, and the people of your promise;
Help us to hold fast our confidence in your saving glory.

God of Glory, the God of this city:
as you once revealed yourself to Moses face to face,
so you have shown yourself to the world in the glory of your Son.
Help us by your Spirit to know him by faith,
to love him with all our heart,
and to serve him with all of our being.
Help us to hold fast our confidence in your saving glory.

God of Glory, the God of this city:
your disciples once saw Moses and Elijah point to Jesus
as the fulfillment of the covenant of Sinai and all the prophets’ words.
Reveal yourself now to us in your Scriptures
that we may behold him whose suffering and death
give life to the whole world.
Help us to hold fast our confidence in your saving glory.

God of Glory, the God of this city:
you once came to a world lonely and afraid
and showed to us the face of love and hope.
Use us to reflect your glory and grace in our world
and so represent you here to those who are alone,
those troubled by fears and sins,
and those whose hearts are grieved by their own faulty decisions
or the harm of others.
Help us to hold fast our confidence in your saving glory.

God of Glory, the God of this city:
your Son came to reveal your kingdom
through words and works of mercy.
Give to the sick your healing and to the suffering your hope, especially…
May your saving will and the glory of your steadfast love
support all who call upon you in the day of trouble.
Help us to hold fast our confidence in your saving glory.

God of Glory, the God of this city:
you once spoke through a cloud to your disciples of old
that they might see Jesus by faith even when earthly eyes cannot see.
Grant to us this bold and courageous faith
that we may see Jesus,
trust in him for our salvation,
and be ready to receive him when he comes again in clouds of glory.
We are your house, O Lord, and the people of your promise;
Help us to hold fast our confidence in your saving glory. Amen.


— from Transfiguration Sunday: Contemporary Christian Music Service (2010) of the Fairview Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, IL.  Posted on their website. http://fairviewlutheran.com/home/