Transfiguration of Our Lord

transfiguration-of-our-lordHeavenly Father, who on the mountain revealed Jesus Christ in His unveiled divine majesty, and by wondrous testimony declared Him your Son whom you love, help us always to believe and confess that Jesus is God, to the glory of your name. In commanding us to hear Him you have placed your divine blessing on all that He has spoken. Grant to us grace to hear His wonderful words of salvation with steadfast faith, so that we do not dread His final coming or fear His judgment. Amen.


The Epiphany of Our Lord

O almighty and everlasting God, You have made Your only begotten Son to be both the glory of Your people Israel and the light to lighten the Gentiles. You have prepared Your salvation for all people. Let Your Church shine as holy Zion that the Gentiles may come to her light and nations to the brightness of her rising, and that they with us and the whole host of heaven may praise You and Your most holy name and live forever in Your presence in light and glory everlasting; through Your dear Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. (Lutheran Book of Prayer, #77)