Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday, February 15, 2015
Offered by Victoria G. Curtiss, Associate Pastor
Gracious God, at times you seek to take us to the mountaintop where we can hear your voice and be given your direction, but we seem to get lost in the fog. We want to see your light, but it blinds us. We want to listen to you, but the brokenness of the world drowns you out. We want to choose your story of hope and transformation, but sometimes we forget or doubt and turn away. Forgive us and beckon us back to you.
We lift up to you our special needs. Comfort those who have experienced deep disappointments and loss. Relieve those who are suffering. Liberate those caught in the bondage of poverty and violence. We pray for those who are hospitalized, confined to homes, or undergoing tests. We pray for people whose jobs bring them stress and conflict. We pray for young people who are searching for the right values to live by. We pray for troops, journalists, and workers assigned to duty in many places of the world and pray for their safety and release as well as the welfare of residents and refugees of those countries.
We pray for families and those who live alone, that they may be nurtured by community. We pray for all those who are in need of your hope, your guidance and strength, your peace of heart. Help us have patience and trust in the working out of your plan for your creation and for the triumph of righteousness.
Thank you for filling our lives with hope that Christ is with us and his spirit dwells within us. Hear us now as we pray together the prayer he taught, saying, Our Father . . .
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