2 Peter 1:16-21- Be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place

2 Peter 1:16-21

16For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” 18We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.

19So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

  • Sit in darkness for five minutes.
  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five minutes in silence watching the light and life of the flame.
  • What do you see, hear, smell, taste, feel?
  • Hear the words, ‘This is my son, my Beloved with whom I am well pleased.”
  • Remember the prophecy of these words as they are fulfilled in Jesus.
  • See the light and life of Christ in the flame.
  • The day is dawning and the morning star is rising in your heart.
  • Let the light and life of Christ shine on your face.  Feel the warmth, see the dance, smell the fragrance, listen as the Holy Spirit speaks these words to you, “You are my beloved with whom I am well pleased.”
  • You are beloved.
  • How does God need you to share your belovedness?
  • Think of someone who needs to know the belovedness of God.
  • How will you share this with them today?
  • What is your message from God?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 26, 2017, the Transfiguration of the Lord (Year A)

Exodus 24:12-18
Psalm 2
2 Peter 1:16-21
Matthew 17:1-9


If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings (c) 2017 The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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