While he was still speaking, suddenly, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!’

As we are nearing Lent, this week’s meditation is on Matthew 17:1-8, when Jesus and his closest friends go on a long walk and experience the quintessential mountain-top spiritual high. Transfigure means “to transform into something more beautiful or elevated” and while this happens to Jesus, Moses and Elijah appear, Peter blunders and God confirms again that Jesus “is my Son, marked by my love, focus of my delight.”

Find your favorite spot for prayer, grab your journal, and sit deeply with yourself and the Lord for 20 minutes. May it be a blessing to you.

Friends- I have recently launched a new Facebook group for the community of Contemplative at Home listeners around the world, and I’d love to have you join the conversation there. It will be a place where we can share with others about our experience with prayer, and glean further insight into the text and all it has to teach us.

You may notice new music this week, brought to us by my dear brother. We are having fun playing with this together, so you may hear a few new things in the coming weeks.

Are you listening to the prayer in a group? Click here for suggestions on how to share the prayer together.

Matthew 17:1-8 is read from the Message and the NRSV.

Here are some pieces of art which may deepen your prayer experience. Choose one which you are drawn to and study it as you pray.

This was first published at Contemplative at Home. Join the conversation in our Facebook group, Contemplative at Home Community.

Contemplative at Home offers a guided prayer experience drawing on Ignatian spirituality, in a style similar to Lectio Divina.

{And – as you can hear – I was a bit heavy with one of this year’s viruses during the recording! Hopefully it won’t distract you too much.}

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