Two Prayers Based on Matthew 17-18

Summer in the Scriptures (2)

Prayer Based on Matthew 17
Based on the Transfiguration of Jesus

You are Mystery
You are Holy
You are God
You grant us a glimpse of your glory

We fall on our faces in wonder and worship

Save us, Magnificent Christ
Save us from the temptation of trying to capture and control your power and glory

Save us from the temptation to stay on the mountain

Save us from the temptation to never engage with injustice, pain, and need

You give us your glory and you give us your grace
Grace to follow you up the mountain
Grace to follow you down the mountain
The valley reveals your glory, too

We are listening

Strengthen and sustain us
in every place
in every way
in every word and deed of grace
for your honor and glory
Amen

Prayer Based on Matthew 18
Based on Matthew 18:21-35, the parable of the merciful king

How large your heart, my Sovereign
How great your forgiveness
How generous your mercy

How large your heart, my Sovereign
How deep your compassion
How quick your charity

How large your heart, my Savior
How extravagant your grace
How present your hope

Glory to your Holy Name!

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For the next few months, I’m reading a chapter from the Gospels each day. This is part of the Summer in the Scriptures reading plan sponsored by the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Click Here for the reading plan.

You’re most welcome to read along and to join the Facebook discussion group, Summer in the Scriptures. You don’t need to be a Methodist or attend a Methodist church. All are welcome and all means all.

As part of the Facebook group, I’ve been supplying prayers based on the day’s reading. Feel free to post your prayers and observations based on the readings here or there as well.

May the grace of the Gospels, the challenge, and the call, inspire us to great faith and great good works in Jesus’ name. – Lisa <><

A Glimpse of Glory (Matthew 17) © 2020 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
How Large Your Heart (Matthew 18) © 2017, 2020 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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