“Listen to Him!”
It is good, O God, for us to be in those places and situations in which we experience the grace and love of Jesus in an especially powerful way. We admit our tendency to want to freeze such moments in time rather than to be inspired by them to move forward in our discipleship.
Since we have been by your grace made aware that Jesus is your Beloved Son, cause us to keep listening to him that in our consistent following of him we might find that you are well pleased with us, too.
“Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’” 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!’” (Matthew 17:4-5)