posted 13 Dec 2011, 03:40 by Mark Broomhead   [ updated 13 Dec 2011, 03:42 ]

Lord open our mouths so we might praise you. 

Show us your blinding light that we may know your power.

Amazing mind-blowing God. In your tenderness your mighty revolution is coming, the revolution that will chase fear and injustice back to Hell. As we live for you open our eyes to see you in the unexpected, strengthen our hands and our hearts to follow you, that all will see how amazing you really are. Our God Father, Son and Life giving spirit. Amen

Psalm 24

 1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, 
   the world, and all who live in it; 
2 for he founded it on the seas 
   and established it on the waters.

 3 Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? 
   Who may stand in his holy place? 
4 Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, 
   who do not put their trust in an idol 
   or swear by a false god.

 5 They will receive blessing from the LORD 
   and vindication from God their Saviour. 
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, 
   who seek your face, God of Jacob.

 7 Lift up your heads, you gates; 
   be lifted up, you ancient doors, 
   that the King of glory may come in. 
8 Who is this King of glory? 
   The LORD strong and mighty, 
   the LORD mighty in battle. 
9 Lift up your heads, you gates; 
   lift them up, you ancient doors, 
   that the King of glory may come in. 
10 Who is he, this King of glory? 
   The LORD Almighty— 
   he is the King of glory

We’ve made it through the night and another day is ahead, let us approach our God together.

Thank you for today, may your blinding light set us on fire starting with our hearts, that we might know your love and others may experience it though us. Amen

Canticle - A Song of the wilderness

Wilderness and desert will sing joyously, the badlands will celebrate and flower—God's resplendent glory, fully on display. God awesome, God majestic.

Energise the limp hands, strengthen the rubbery knees.
Tell fearful souls, "Courage! Take heart!
God is here, right here, on his way to put things right
And redress all wrongs. 
He's on his way! He'll save you!"Blind eyes will be opened, deaf ears unstopped,

Lame men and women will leap like deer, the voiceless break into song.

Springs of water will burst out in the wilderness, streams flow in the desert.

Hot sands will become a cool oasis, thirsty ground a splashing fountain.

Even lowly jackals will have water to drink, and barren grasslands flourish richly.God’s children will make their way home to Zion, unfading halos of joy encircling their heads,

Welcomed home with gifts of joy and gladness as all sorrows and sighs scurry into the night.

Isaiah 38.9-20

Matthew 17

Sunlight Poured from His Face
 1-3 Six days later, three of them saw that glory. Jesus took Peter and the brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. Sunlight poured from his face. His clothes were filled with light. Then they realized that Moses and Elijah were also there in deep conversation with him.

 4Peter broke in, "Master, this is a great moment! What would you think if I built three memorials here on the mountain—one for you, one for Moses, one for Elijah?"

 5While he was going on like this, babbling, a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and sounding from deep in the cloud a voice: "This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of my delight. Listen to him."

 6-8When the disciples heard it, they fell flat on their faces, scared to death. But Jesus came over and touched them. "Don't be afraid." When they opened their eyes and looked around all they saw was Jesus, only Jesus.

 9Coming down the mountain, Jesus swore them to secrecy. "Don't breathe a word of what you've seen. After the Son of Man is raised from the dead, you are free to talk."

 10The disciples, meanwhile, were asking questions. "Why do the religion scholars say that Elijah has to come first?"

 11-13Jesus answered, "Elijah does come and get everything ready. I'm telling you, Elijah has already come but they didn't know him when they saw him. They treated him like dirt, the same way they are about to treat the Son of Man." That's when the disciples realized that all along he had been talking about John the Baptizer.

Master join us with your power. Fill us so that the Old School ways are replaced by your revolution. Help us with the speed of lightning Let your thunder shake us to the core so we may become who you made us to be. Amen

We offer our prayers for:

The day, its tasks and opportunities 

The world and its needs

The mission of God

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

Make us ready for the revolution.

Our God is Great