Transfiguration: Prayer for Grace

Here’s a prayer of confession and petition inspired by the events recorded in Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-9, Luke 9:28-36 (the Transfiguration of Jesus). It was written by Rev. Gord and posted on his Worship Offerings blog.

Prayer for Grace

(inspired by Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-9, Luke 9:28-36) 

God of grace,
sometimes discipleship is so difficult.

We see you standing in front of us and we look for glory.
Then you tell us to expect heartbreak and challenge.
We get a glimpse of your glory,
and we are confused, frightened, unsure what to do or say.

God of grace, made known in Jesus the Christ,
 in the challenge and in the glory
you call us to look toward you,
to listen to you.

Grant us the grace and wisdom to watch,
to listen,
to follow,
to learn,
and, in the end,
to possibly understand,
as we join you on The Way,
as we explore the glorious Kingdom. Amen.

~ posted by Rev Gord on his blog, Worship Offerings.