Prayer for Transfiguration Sunday

On the last Sunday before Lent the church celebrates the Transfiguration of Jesus. He and three disciples walked up a mountain and at the peak Jesus’ appearance changed and the disciples saw him speaking with Elijah and Moses. When Peter suggests building tents for each of them, a dense cloud descended and they heard a voice, “This is my Beloved Son, listen to Him!” In this event, the disciples saw Jesus in His glory. After this, Jesus journeyed to His cross.

Jesus the road ahead is hard–

You will be beaten and stretched out

on a cross,

your body broken

for us.

We will scatter

as sheep without a shepherd.

But today we gaze at your Glory

and wonder.

You frighten us.

And yet as we catch a glimpse of who You are

May that vision

sustain us in the day of darkness.


Father teach us to do as you command

and listen to your beloved Son. Help us to trust.

Help us to see.

Help us to follow

with eyes wide open





Here is a link to a sermon I preached on the Transfiguration last year.

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