Feb 7, 2014

Prayer for Transfiguration: Glory

Here’s a prayer for Transfiguration from Christine Jerrett’s blog (see below for link).

Prayer: Glory
(inspired by Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-9, Luke 9:28-36, 2 Peter 1:16-18)


We worship you, O God, with songs of praise.
We worship you with words of prayer
and with ears that listen for you to speak
   your saving truth into our lives.
We worship you in the silent spaces
   where we struggle for hope and for courage.
We long for a glimpse of your glory:
   the glory that shines in the darkness
         and the darkness cannot overcome it;
   the glory that touches lives with a beauty so holy
         that it heals the wounded soul;
   the glory that gives strength to the weary.

We, who stumble and fall so often,
worship you,
longing for your light to shine upon us.
Dazzle us with your holy love,
draw us into your purifying presence,
speak to us your transforming truth.
Then, grant us grace
   to live every moment
  changed by such glory—
daring to live with hope and courage and love
reflecting the life of Jesus,
through whom your glory shines
in the most unexpected ways.  Amen.

~ written by Christine Jerrett, and posted on Christine Jerrett: Reflections on being the Church in God’s new creation. http://christinejerrett.wordpress.com/tag/prayer/