Though we failed to shine, and hid your image within us,
you continued to call us into fellowship with you
and to fulfill your mission for usthrough prophets, scriptures, priests,
and a people you redeemed for yourself.
Alleluia! You are the God of glory and might.Alleluia! In the face of death and evil you reveal your true glory.Prayer for the Days Between Transfiguration and Ash Wednesday »
United Methodists and many other denominations schedule the observance of the Transfiguration on the Sunday before Lent. There are three different times when the Transfiguration is commemorated and celebrated.Transfiguration Sunday: Why Do We Celebrate It Before Lent? »
We give you thanks for the teachers and leaders, friends and family ... even the enemies who have helped shape us.
We thank you for the trials and tribulations that encourage us to be humble and flexible.
We thank you alone for transformation.
On this day, we recommit ourselves to the struggle for justice and equality ... not just for the people we know, but for all who suffer oppression.