Prayer & Benediction Transfiguration Sunday Yr C

Prayer of the Church, Transfiguration Sunday, Year C


God of Light: we praise and thank you for the prophet and lawgiver Moses and his legacy of faithfulness as he communed with you on Mount Sinai by receiving the two tablets of the covenant and delivering them to the Israelites. Help us, like Moses, to commune with you in prayer by listening for and then doing your will each day. God of Light: C: Your mercy is great.

Mighty King, lover of justice, equity and righteousness: in times of trouble and suffering, prophets and priests called on your name in prayer on behalf of your chosen people; you answered them and forgave their sins. So, too, in our times of trouble and suffering may we turn to you and call on your name in prayer; trusting that you shall deliver us and forgive our sins. God of Light: C: Your mercy is great.

Holy Spirit of the Lord: we are most grateful for the freedom you have given us to love and serve you and our neighbour. Shine your holy light into us and give us a lifelong hunger and thirst for the truth of God’s word; commending ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God. God of Light: C: Your mercy is great.

Father of the human race: shed your light of divine truth, wisdom and knowledge upon all leaders and governments of the world, including our own. May they govern with justice and mercy; especially protecting the rights and freedoms of the weakest and most vulnerable of their citizens. God of Light: C: Your mercy is great.

Christ, Light of the world: shine your light into our hearts, minds and lives; open our eyes to the bright light of your Gospel that we may be more committed to the regular study and reading of your word; which strengthens us in faith and service. God of Light: C: Your mercy is great.

Jesus our Transfigured Lord: you have given us a wonderful example of how to live and pray. Assist us in our communicating with you more frequently in prayer that we may receive a clearer vision of you and your holy will for us; for without this we stumble about blindly and can do nothing. God of Light: C: Your mercy is great.

(Additional petitions and thanksgivings may be inserted here, ending with: God of Light: C: Your mercy is great.)

High and Holy One of Israel and the Gentiles: send us out into the world with courage and enthusiasm to share Christ’s Transfigured Light like your first disciples long ago; this we pray in the Holy Name of God our Father, Jesus our True Light, and the Eternal Spirit. C: Amen.


The blessings of God of the Torah and prophets; the freeing love of the Holy Spirit; and the cleansing light of the Transfigured Christ be with you today and forever.