Another Prayer for Ascension & Pentecost


I cannot remember if I posted this prayer before but as it seemed to be an appropriate one for the season I did not think that you would mind if I posted it again as it affirms both the ascension of Christ and God’s new resurrection created world.  It is part of the evening prayers that we use in the Mustard Seed House at this season.  From now until Pentecost we are also using an adaptation of some of the prayers that I posted yesterday for morning prayers.  I find that using prayers like this on a regular basis is a wonderful way to affirm my faith and connect my everyday life to the events of the life, death and resurrection of Christ.  That in turn makes it easier for me to live in the presence of Christ throughout the day.  If you are unfamiliar with the Feast of Ascension you may like to check out this post by Eliacin Rosario Cruz.

God whose glory fills our world

God whose life is closer than breath

God whose love is stronger than death

God, this God of life and love

Has sent an advocate to save us

Jesus Christ the righteous, now at the right hand of God

Not to condemn but to bring full life

Not to accuse but to redeem

Not to reject but to draw close

God, this God of life and love

Has sent an advocate to save us

Jesus Christ the righteous, now at the right hand of God

God who hears the cry of our seeking souls

God who sees the pain of our suffering bodies

God who feels the loss of our grieving spirits

God, this God of life and love

Has sent an advocate to be with us forever

The Spirit of truth abides with us eternally

Before us to teach and lead,

Within us to comfort and heal,

Around us to shield and protect,

God, this God of life and love

Has sent an advocate to be with us forever

The Spirit of truth abides with us eternally

God whose dream brings hope and wholeness

God whose ways bring abundance and peace

God whose new world is breaking into ours

God, this God of life and love 

Has made his dwelling place with men and women

God the Almighty welcomes us into a resurrection created world

Together with sisters and brothers of every nation

Together with saints from every age

Together with those who follow in our footsteps

God, this God of life and love 

Has made his dwelling place with men and women

God the Almighty welcomes us into a resurrection created world

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