Words for the Way – Ascension Day

Today is Ascension Day, forty days after Easter when we remember Jesus ascending to heaven. The collect for the day is: Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord.  Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole of creation to worship at his feet, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Ascension Day marks the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come, a global wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. There are resources on the Thy Kingdom Come website, including a Prayer Journal and Novena for the period.

Today’s word for reflection is Ascension The reflection can be read below, or downloaded here: Words for the Way_18May