Prayer for Ascension

Almighty and eternal God,
bless us as we celebrate this day’s festival
and direct our eyes heavenward
where in human flesh, your only Son is with you;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Leonine Sacramentary, Ascension, Fifth Century

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953



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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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