Friday, August 6, 2010

Splendor On Sinai, Tabor And The Eucharist

O God of everlasting love, You spoke from the cloud on Sinai and on Tabor: reveal Yourself within the cloud of faith to all who seek to know You.



And when Moses came down from the mount Sinai, he held the two tables of the testimony, and he knew not that his face was horned (shining) from the conversation of the Lord. 
~Exodus 34:29




And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.
~Matthew 17:5


We know, that, when he shall appear, we shall be like to him: because we shall see him as he is.
~1John 3:2






Master, it is good that we are here.
~Luke 9:33


A Transfiguration Prayer
Heavenly Father,
You spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai and to the Apostles on Mount Tabor where You revealed the splendor of Your glory in Your Son, Jesus Christ.
Moses came down from Sinai with his face aglow from being in Your Presence, the Apostles saw Jesus radiant and never wanted to leave Tabor.
As we come before the Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist may we be transformed; may we not leave Your Presence the same way we entered, but aglow with Your grace. May we become luminaries of Your splendor and glory in this world, for in Your light we see light.
May we become what we behold and what we receive.
All of this we pray in Jesus' name.
Amen.

6 comments:

wheat4paradise said...

What an apt and beautiful comparison of Sinai, Tabor, and the Tabernacle!

David

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you for this post - I needed it today.

Thank you for your comments on my Blog too. Forgiveness can be really very difficult; as I've responded there.

God bless you always.

Karinann said...

Thank you David and you are welcome Victor.
Blessings to you both!

Colleen said...

Beautiful post. Love your new blog look!! I love it. I am looking to change mine too. Hugs!

Karinann said...

Thanks Colleen for the comments on the post and the new blog design.
Hugs to you too!

Anne said...

Love the new design as well! Your prayer is beautiful!

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.