Daily Prayers for August 6

The Transfiguration

In 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, marking the first use of a nuclear weapon against -people. As we remember the transfiguration of Christ in the mysterious light of glory, we also remember all those who were tragically and senselessly transfigured by the first nuclear blast. May their memory help us to see a way toward peace in our time.

O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you

as the day rises to meet the sun.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Come, let us sing to the Lord : let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.

Song “We Are Marching in the Light of God”

Overwhelm us with your beauty, Lord : and make us to shine like stars.

Psalm 99:5 9

Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and fall down before his footstool : he is the Holy One.

Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among those who call upon his name : they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.

He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud : they kept his testimonies and the decree that he gave them.

“O Lord our God, you answered them indeed : you were a God who forgave them, yet punished them for their evil deeds.”

Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and worship him upon his holy hill : for the Lord our God is the Holy One.

Overwhelm us with your beauty, Lord : and make us to shine like stars.

Exodus 34:29 – 35 Luke 9:28 – 36

Overwhelm us with your beauty, Lord : and make us to shine like stars.

Hear this story of the desert fathers: “Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph and said to him, ‘Abba, as far as I can I say my little office, I fast a little, I pray and meditate, I live in peace and as far as I can, I purify my thoughts. What else can I do?’ Then the old man stood up and stretched his hands towards heaven. His fingers became like ten lamps of fire and he said to him, ‘If you will, you can become all flame.’ ”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Creator of the Universe, thank you for your dazzling imagination. Set a fire inside us that burns with your love. Help us to shine as you shine, so that -people might not see us but see you shining through us. Amen.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you : wherever he may send you;

may he guide you through the wilderness : protect you through the storm;

may he bring you home rejoicing : at the wonders he has shown you;

may he bring you home rejoicing : once again into our doors.

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