The Lord said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain... and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction...The glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days... [Exodus 24: 12, 16a]
Mighty King, lover of Justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Extol the Lord our God; worship at his footstool. Holy is he! [Psalm 99:4-5]
For [Jesus] received honor and glory from God...We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven...So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the morning star rises in your hearts...no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. [2 Peter 1:17a, 18a, 19, 21]Six days later, Jesus...led them up a high mountain...and he was transfigured before them and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white...While [Peter] was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, "This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!" ...they fell to the ground...overcome by fear. But Jesus...touched them saying, "Get up and do not be afraid." [Matthew 17:1a, 2, 5, 6b, 7]
LET US, GOD’S PEOPLE, PRAY
Leader: ~ O God of Majestic Glory, transfigure our souls to radiate as the light of Jesus, shining through the darkness in this mortal life. May Your Holy Spirit rise in our hearts as the morning star each dawn, to make known the power, the presence, and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
~ O God of Majestic Glory, grant wisdom to kings and all rulers of the Earth, this Nation, and this Community, that they will bow to Your will, mandate, and legislate justice tempered with mercy for all. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
May our faith be strong and unafraid
~ O God of Majestic Glory, embrace all who are seriously ill, weary, or anxious, and bless those who give them care. We now join our voices to pray aloud for those in need… add your own petitions
~ O God of Majestic Glory, comfort us in knowing that the souls of those who have gone before us, are now enfolded in the dazzling radiance of the Transfigured Christ forever. We pray especially for… add your own petitions
~ O God of Majestic Glory, we pause in this moment to offer You our other heartfelt thanksgivings, intercessions, petitions, and memorials, aloud or silently… add your own petitions
~ O God of Majestic Glory, ignite the spirits of all who lead us in Your church, as the men and women who reveal Your Will to us through Word, Sacrament, and guidance on the Way. We pray especially for: add your own petitions
The Celebrant adds: Mighty King, Lover of Justice, You enjoin us to listen to Your Beloved Son who told us do not be afraid. Strengthen us to know the Radiant Christ in our hearts, striving to follow Your Law in faith, with courage and conviction. We ask in the name of the Resurrected Jesus; and the Holy Spirit, Your Divine Voice; who lives and reigns with You as One God, forever and ever. Amen.