Saturday, February 21, 2009

Meditation for Worship: February 22, 2009

It is Transfiguration Sunday.

Our readings are:
Mark 9:2-9
2 Cor 4:3-6
2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm 50:1-6

The person who was to have done our mediation has gotten sick, so I am filling in on short notice. I am using this prayer (with minor adaptions) by Bruce Prewer, of the Uniting Church in Australia, at Text This Week


Our days are spent between light and darkness.
Often, as the result of our own sin, or the evil of others,
we find ourselves in the darkness.
On other precious occasions we find ourselves caught up in your light and love.
More often we are in between, busy in the half light,
trying to make the best of a compromising existence,
stumbling and falling,
rising and achieving.
With your help we make some headway,
but still fall far short from the light of your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.

Most gracious God,
please persist with your mission of saving us all.
By your grace, banish our darkness and enlighten us today.
Do not allow us to linger dolefully in guilt or self pity.
Make us bold to move to where the shadows are fewer,
even though the brighter light shows up more of our flaws.
Please give us more of the light of Christ that our lives may declare your praise.
In his name we pray;

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