Monday, February 13, 2012

For February 19, 2012 -- Transfiguration Year B

PRAYER FOR AND ASSURANCE OF GRACE
God, you call us to the mountain-top times of life so that we can feel the glory of your presence,
and we admit that we are uncertain what to do when we are there.
Sometimes we are terrified, feeling unworthy of being in such a place,
because we know that we have not always lived up to Your hopes for us.
Sometimes we lose sight of the larger picture of what it means to follow The Way,
and so we try to stay in that place and time, or we try to keep that place and experience for the “in-crowd”.
For all the times we do not respond appropriately to your gifts...
forgive us, and re-direct us back to the path of wisdom.
...time of silent prayer...
Here is the Good News. Over and over God calls us to the mountain-top to be renewed, to be refreshed, to be reminded that WE are God's Beloved children. We are a forgiven people.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

COMMISSIONING:
We have been led to the mountain-top,
we were led there to see God revealed.
And we can not stay in that place,
it is there that we are refreshed and energized, made ready to be sent out.
Now go out into the world where we live and serve.
Now we go to share the Good News that God is active and alive among us.
Go with God, who is ever-present, ever-loving, and ever-challenging.
We go in faith and hope, in peace and love. Amen.

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