Praying with Art: He was transfigured before them…

"Transfiguration" by Jim Janknegt. Used with permission.


MARK 9:2-9

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath.
  • As you sit, begin to pray with this painting of the Transfiguration.
  • Enter the path.
  • Notice your surroundings.
  • What captures your attention?
  • Who is there with you?
  • You encounter Jesus, your Teacher, who wishes to take you up the mountain.
  • You pass others you know who are sleeping.  Who are they?
  • How are you feeling as you reach the pinnacle of the mountain?
  • What senses are heightened?
  • Jesus stops and turns to you to tell you something about himself.
  • What does Jesus reveal to you?
  • Sit with this message.
  • Hear God’s words, “This is my son, the beloved.  Listen to him!”
  • What does Jesus want you to know fully?
  • Listen.  Breathe.
  • Sit with the message.
  • It is time to leave with Jesus and your friends.  What do you hold as you go down the mountain?
  • Give thanks to God for these things that have been revealed and this time in prayer.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, February 19, 2012, The Transfiguration of the Lord Year B 
2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm 50:1-6
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Mark 9:2-9

If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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