Sunday, May 6, 2018

"...And ascended into Heaven..."

From a very good collection of prayers by one of the great Reformers, The Collects of Thomas Cranmer, these composed to be prayed regarding Our Lord's ascension to Heaven:
Grant we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe Thy only begotten Son Our Lord to have ascended into the heavens: so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell. Amen.

God, the King of Glory, which hast exalted Thine only son Jesus Christ, with great triumph unto Thy kingdom in heaven; we beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but send us Thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither Our Savior Christ is gone before; who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost now and forever. Amen.