Ascension Day 2020
'May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him….Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him - his name is the LORD….When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts from people, even from the rebellious - that you, LORD God, might dwell there. Praise be to the LORD, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death… ...Praise be to God!' [Psalm 68.1, 4, 18-20, 35b] (NIV)
'... all that Jesus began to do and to teach | until the day he was taken up to heaven,
'Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten
Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart
and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.'
[The Collect for The Ascension Day in The Book of Common Prayer]
'God our Father,
you have raised our humanity in Christ
and have fed us with the bread of heaven:
mercifully grant that, nourished with such spiritual blessings,
we may set our hearts in the heavenly places;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.'
[Post Communion Prayer for Ascension Day in Common Worship]