Transfiguration (works as a double act)

The Transfiguration – intercessions  Year A


Let us pray that the power of the transfiguration of Jesus may help lighten and transform our church, our world and ourselves into beings that are ever more Christlike.


After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John …, and led them up a high mountain.

Jesus our leader, we follow you in what we do.  Lead us to that vision of you transformed into glory, that we, like the disciples before us, may be inspired further to fulfil your mission for us, here on earth.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them

Jesus our light, we ask you to shine into the dark places of this world.  We pray for the peoples of Turkey and Syria, wrestling with disaster in the midst of winter.  We pray for all those working for their relief, that you may be the strength them to keep their work going.  We pray for the people of the Ukraine in the misery and uncertainty surrounding them.  And we pray for the people who don’t hit the headlines, but are in equal distress.

In a moment of personal prayer we bring these people to you.


Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


And a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him.

Jesus our teacher, help your church to listen and be ever open to your word and your teachings, that it may shine as a light in the gloomy places of this world.  Bless and strengthen our leaders:  Stephen and Alan our bishops, Gemma and Jenny our ministers and all who lead or teach in this place.  Help them to show us your glory.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here”

Jesus our friend, we thank you for our communities, for our friends and neighbours.  We thank you for all who support our church and help us in whatever way is needed.  For those who freely give their time, be it a minute, an hour or a day: that time is valuable to them and to you.  For these we thank you, for without them our lives would be less rich in love, and probably more troublesome.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.”

Jesus our comforter, we pray for all those who are afraid, troubled or in pain.  We pray for those who are sick, whether it be in mind, or in the body.   We pray for those who need help, but do not know where to find it. We pray for those who provide help and comfort to them all.   We pray for ourselves that we may be ready to help our neighbours, whoever they may be, when they call on us. 

In a moment of personal prayer, we bring to you those who we know need your help.


Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus

Jesus our companion, be there with us through our lives, be there when we call upon you, be there when we forget you.  Help us to shine as a light in the world, and when that light gets dimmed, rekindle the flame of our faith. 

In a moment of personal prayer, we bring our own needs to you.


Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Heavenly Father, you have promised that when two or three are gathered in your name, you are there amongst them.   We thank you that you listen to our prayers.  Help all those we have prayed for as may be best for them, and bless us too, as we serve you.

This we pray in the name of Jesus our saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen