February 8, 2021

Transfiguration Prayers

Lord Jesus Christ, in your transfiguration, your chosen disciples looked upon the majesty of your glory, and from the mystery of a cloud heard a voice declaring you to be God’s Son. Though we do not live on mountaintops, grant that we, too, may glimpse your glory. In the mundane predictability of our lives, may there be for us moments when sight gives way to insight, and the paths of earth become the road to heaven. 
Common Order, Church of Scotland (alt.)

O thou, the reflection of whose transcendent glory did once appear unbroken in the face of Jesus Christ, give me today a heart like his—a brave heart, a true heart, a tender heart, a heart with great room in it, a heart fixed on thyself; for his Name's sake. 
A Diary of Private Prayer, John Baillie 

Jesus, your justice goes beyond the ancient law, your wisdom embodies all prophetic insight; make us glad to be yours, and able to follow you to Jerusalem; for the glory of your holy Name. 
 ✙ A New Zealand Prayer Book 

God of glory, you gave the vision of your Son to those who watched on the mountain; grant that by our glimpses of him we may be changed into his glorious likeness. 
A New Zealand Prayer Book

O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Book of Common Prayer

God of the transfigured Christ, in your mercy transfigure us and the whole world, till the glory of Christ is seen in the most unexpected places. 
Transfigure our schools, universities, and hospitals.
Transfigure our politics, business and industry, and workplaces.
Transfigure our friendships, marriages, and neighborhoods.
Transfigure our charities, our legal systems, immigration policies, and refugee schemes.
Transfigure the church universal, the churches of this county, and our own congregation as we continue to meet remotely for worship.
And in your boundless grace, O God, transfigure our own personal faith, hope, and love. Lord of the mountain and plain, of vision and sacrifice, let us live in the light and glory of your love both today and forevermore, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Australian Prayers, Bruce D. Prewer (alt.)
Lord Jesus Christ: Enlighten our hearts through the splendor of your transfiguration, so that we may bear witness to your light in the midst of the darkness of the world.
Evangelisches Gottesdienstbuch
Because it was your will that divine love shine in us, O Christ, you brought God into our lives by becoming human and our brother. As we gather in your presence—sometimes radiant in our trust in you, sometimes as cold and gloomy as an extinguished fire—we trust that your love endures, now and forevermore.
✙ inspired by Evangelisches Gottesdienstbuch

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An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, I've served congregations in the Colombia, Puerto Rico, Europe & the US. I received a B.A. in German from the University of Louisville and learned Spanish in Bogotá. My Master of Divinity degree is from Drew University in New Jersey. I will begin my tenure as settled pastor of Pilgrim Christian Church—with dual affiliation in the UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)—in late March 2019. This is my personal blog, and the opinions found herein are my own and may not reflect the views of the church I am serving.

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