Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.
From today’s Liturgy of the Hours:
Prayers and Intercessions
Let us bring our prayers before God, the Father of of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who was miraculously transfigured on the mountain before his disciples’ eyes:
- Lord, give us light that we may see.
Most merciful Father, you transfigured your beloved Son and you yourself appeared in a cloud of dazzling radiance:
make us listen faithfully to the teaching of Christ.
O God, you have overwhelmed your elect with your abundant gifts and you have given them to drink from the rushing torrent of your delights:
grant that we may find in Christ’s body the spring from which all life flows.
O God, you have made light shine out from the shadows and you have illuminated our hearts and made them ready to perceive your brightness in the face of Jesus Christ:
increase our desire to contemplate your beloved Son.
O God, you have shown us your grace by the light you shone on our saviour Jesus Christ, and thus you call us to a vocation of holiness:
through the Gospel may the light of incorruptible life shine among men.
Most loving Father, by your gift we are sons of God not in name alone but in reality:
grant that when Christ comes we may become like him.
Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those that trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
O God, at your only-begotten Son’s glorious transfiguration you confirmed the mysteries of faith by the witness of the prophets of old, and you miraculously prefigured what would happen when your adopted children were brought to perfection.
Grant to us, your servants
that we may hear the voice of your beloved Son
and so desire to become co-heirs with him.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.