Do you, then, refuse to work and to suffer?

"Transfiguration" Jim Janknegt. Used with permission.

The Last Word

Life Himself came down to be slain;

Bread came down to suffer hunger;

the Way came down to endure weariness on His journey;

the Fountain came down to experience thirst.

Do you, then, refuse to work and to suffer?

 -Augustine 354-430

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath.
  • Christ suffered for you.
  • How do you suffer hunger?
  • Christ suffered for you.
  • Chow do you endure weariness?
  • Christ suffered for you.
  • How do you experience thirst?
  • Christ died for you.
  • What needs to be slain in you to live in Christ Jesus?
  • Invite Christ into these places.
  • Ask for forgiveness.
  • Receive new life.
  • Be reconciled with God.
  • Give thanks to God for these things that have been revealed and for 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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