Aug 6, 2020

DAILY PRAYER FOR TRANSFIGURATION



O God, open my lips.
And my mouth will declare your praise.
Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
make haste to help me, O God.

Glory be to the Creator,
and to the Redeeming One,
and to the Holy Presence here.
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be;
world without end. Amen.

O God, on the holy mount you revealed to chosen witnesses
your Beloved One, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment
radiantly splendid: Mercifully grant that we,
being delivered from the chaos and disquietude of this world,
may by faith behold the Holy Anointed One in full beauty;
who with you, O Holy, Mighty, and Immortal One,
who in Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Matthew Chapter 17. 1-8
Six days later, Yeshua (Jesus) took Kefa (Peter), Ya‘akov (John) and his brother Yochanan (James) and led them up a high mountain privately. 2 As they watched, he began to change form — his face shone like the sun, and his clothing became as [bright] as light. 3 Then they looked and saw Moshe (Moses) and Eliyahu (Elijah) speaking with him. 4 Kefa said to Yeshua, “It’s good that we’re here. I’ll put up three shelters if you want — one for you, one for Moshe and one for Eliyahu.” 5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them; and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my [Child], whom I love, with whom I am well pleased. Listen to him!” 6 When the talmidim (followers) heard this, they were so frightened that they fell face down on the ground. 7 But Yeshua came and touched them. “Get up!” he said, “Don’t be afraid.” 8 So they opened their eyes, looked up and saw only Yeshua by himself.
Stern, David H.. Complete Jewish Bible: An English Version of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and B’rit Hadashah (New Testament). INgrooves. (adapted)

We give you our praise and thanks, O God, for all gifts of love we have received
from you, and for your persistent, enduring mercy.
Especially we thank you for
work we have accomplished pleasing to you.
We seek the be examples of your goodwill.
We seek to feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty.
We seek to home the homeless and the clothe those without clothes.
We seek to honor all people, holding them in the regard
of the respect and dignity of being your people.
We seek to preserve and sustain your Earth for all future generations.
We give you our cares and concerns, O God, because we know you are kind and
care for your children in every circumstance. Especially we pray for
those who struggle with doubt and despair...
people afflicted with disease...
those called to special ministries...
people neglected or abused...
people of all genders, ages, religion, and race...
Faithful God of love,
you blessed us with your Chosen, Beloved and Anointed One,
so that we might know how to serve your people
with justice and with mercy.
Shape us and transform us by your grace,
that we may grow in wisdom and in confidence,
never faltering until we have done all that you desire
to bring your realm of shalom to fulfillment. Amen.




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