Here’s an act of confession (prayer and words of assurance) inspired by the texts for Transfiguration Sunday.
Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-9,
Luke 9:28-36, 2 Peter 1:16-18)
we confess that we often wish to spend all of our time
with you on the mountain top,
where we are sure of your presence,
where we feel connected to you.
We confess that when we come down from the mountain,
we often fail to go back into the world to be your hands and feet.
We struggle to see you in the faces of our neighbor
and we are overwhelmed by the brokenness we see in the world.
Forgive us, O God,
when our vision is limited
and our actions do not live out our discipleship. Amen.
Words of Assurance
Children of God, we are forgiven.
As a mother nurtures and holds her babies,
keeping them ever so close, so God does too.
we trust that you will continue to inspire us
and stay with us,
on the mountain, and through the valleys.