Here’s a prayer of confession and words of assurance based on Jesus’ Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36). It was written by Katherine Hawker.
Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36)
He came bathed in light, dazzling, radiant…
Forgive us, God, for accepting mediocrity in your name
and calling it good enough.
He came appearing with Elijah and Moses…
Forgive us, God, for demanding exclusive expressions of faith
even in the face of your expansive vision.
He came while a voice was shouting,
"this is my Beloved; listen!"
Forgive us, God, for silencing the voice of the other
struggling to praise your name.
He came and she comes.
She came and he comes.
They come as they came
bathed in light, appearing in communion,
shouting for all who have ears to hear…
for all who have ears to hear.
~ written by Katherine Hawker (2000), and posted on Liturgies Outside. http://liturgyoutside.net/