O Jesus Christ,
almighty Son of God,
you are no longer in humiliation here on earth,
but sit at the right hand of your Father
as Lord over all things.
Send us your Holy Spirit.
Give your Church pious pastors.
Preserve your Word.
Control and restrain the devil
and all who would oppress us.
Mightily uphold your kingdom
until all your enemies have been put under your feet,
that we may hold the victory
over sin, death and the devil;
who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever.
Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Ascension
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