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Prayers of the People | Transfiguration Sunday (Year C)

Let us pray to our God saying
Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.

Creating God, you called your servants Adam and Eve on a journey to live.
You called your servants Abraham and Sarah on a journey to trust.
You called your servants Ruth and Naomi on a journey to love.
You called your servants David and Solomon on a journey to lead.
You called your servants Ezra and Nehemiah on a journey to rebuild.
For as long as you have spoken you have called us to a journey.
Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.

Your Son called his disciples to follow him on a journey to the cross;
a road to save, a road to heal, a road to love.
He called his disciples to a mountain where you sealed him with your light;
a light to sustain him for the long road ahead.
You call us to walk with him on that same road.
Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.

Your Holy Spirit called the church to proclaim your word of life.
Women and men, young and old, all were called and all were commissioned.
We who are [name of worshiping community] are part of that same journey.
The journey of Moses, the journey of Elijah, the journey of Christ,
each was a response to your call and we pray for the courage to do the same.
Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.

Gracious God, we thank you for this mountain. We thank you for this light.
We, your people, stand in awe of your brilliance and your magnificence.
You alone are our God and you alone are our light in the darkness.
We, your people, thank you for your presence with us on this holy mountain.
Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.

Healing God, we thank you for the valley ahead. We thank you for your guidance.
We, your people, are no strangers to valleys and we pray for your presence
for those of us in valleys of all kind.
Valleys of….
Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.

God of all grace, we pray especially this day for….
Holy God, lead us on the journey forward.

These things we pray in the name of your Son who taught us to pray saying…

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Responsive Charge and Benediction for Transfiguration Sunday (Year C)

Responsive Charge

Leader: Go from this mountain, you people of God.
All: We go with the wisdom of God’s Word.
Leader: Go from this mountain, you sisters in Christ.
Women: We will go and follow the Lord.
Leader: Go from this mountain, you brothers in Christ.
Men: We will go and follow the King.
Leader: Go from this mountain, you young ones in Christ.
Youth: We will go and follow the Holy One.
Leader: Go from this mountain, and go forth in the Spirit.
All: We will go for Christ shows the way.

Benediction

And as you go from this mountain, you Sisters and Brothers in Christ, go with the assurance that the God who creates you, who redeems you, and who sustains you goes with you from this place to wherever the path may lead. Amen.

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Call to Worship for Transfiguration Sunday (Year C)

Leader: Come to the mountain, you people of God.
All: We come to hear God’s Word.
Leader: Come, you sisters, to proclaim God’s greatness,
Women: for the Lord is righteous and just!
Leader: Come, you brothers, to proclaim God’s goodness,
Men: for the Lord is the Holy One!
Leader: Come, you youth, to proclaim God’s brilliance,
Youth: for the Lord is clothed with light!
Leader: Come, you people, to the mountain of God
All: for we are gathered to worship our Lord!

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Prayer of Confession for Transfiguration Sunday (Year C)

Holy God,
when you call us to hope and to act with great boldness,
we tremble at your presence and cover our eyes.
We are afraid of what we will see
for your greatness unveils our weakness,
your justice unveils our brokenness,
and your holiness unveils our stained past.
O Lord, hear our prayer.

Giver of all grace, forgive us our sins.
Give us the strength to renounce that which hides you from us.
Give us the wisdom to execute justice and righteousness.
Give us the courage to uncover our hearts
that we might see the grace of your Son
and not lose heart.

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Prayer for Illumination for Transfiguration Sunday (Year C)

Below is a Prayer of Illumination for the upcoming Sunday (Last Sunday after Epiphany or Transfiguration Sunday, Year C, February 10th, 2013). This prayer is an experiment in a more “poetic” fashion of liturgy and I welcome your feedback/comments! Thanks!

Reveal your presence to us this day,
O God of light, love, and glory.
As you did to your servants at the foot of the mountain,
send your Spirit to show us your story.
May the brilliance of your face
illuminate this place
as we dare to proclaim your Word
and may we, your people, be never unable
to tell all of that we have heard.

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