Prayer for Tuesday (Transfiguration)

Today is the Christian Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus. The Iroquois Green Corn Ceremony starts today. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the Zuni Corn Dance continue today.

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
To melt and be like a running brook
that sings its melody to the night.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart
and give thanks for another day of loving.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Radiant God, source of light,
as you surrounded Jesus with your glory,
so you come to us in penetrating brightness.

You catch us off guard and expose our weakness.

We choose the limelight while you call us to explore the shadows
and brighten the darkness.

We seek the spectacular while you bind up the broken in
countless acts of mercy.

We seek to stay on the mountain or in a comfortable pew while
you walk to the valleys of need.

Radiant God,
fill us with light and courage to carry good news into all the
corners of the world and to bring back the joy of your presence.

(By Reconciling Congregation Program From Shaping Sanctuary: Proclaiming God’s Grace in an Inclusive Church, Copyright 2000. Reprinted by permission.)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am worthy of love.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)


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