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Christ the King Bidding Prayers for The Ascension, 2019

Priest: Our hope is in our risen Lord. Confident that God will hear our prayers, we place our needs before him.

Reader: We pray for the Church, that it may give witness to the Risen Lord and call all non-believers to conversion.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that those who are in need of hope be inspired by the Ascension of our Lord and trust firmly that God offers them eternal happiness and the means to obtain it.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray that the leaders of all nations will be mindful of the needs of the diverse people they are called to govern and serve.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all the faithful departed, may eternal rest and peace

be theirs in the loving presence of God our Father.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We ask Mary, our loving Mother, to support us with her prayers as we say –. Hail Mary……

Let us pray for a moment in silence.

Priest: God of glory, as we commemorate this day when your Son Jesus was exalted in great triumph, hear our petitions and send us your Spirit of truth. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


There is a special kind of mystery about today’s feast. What really happened? Where did He go? How did He go? We understand he needed to return to the Father, wounded in his humanity, so that they might send the Spirit. We can visit the little Chapel on the Mount of Olives, but…. but…. maybe the Ascension is best spoke about in poetry…

Here is one that has become popular in modern spirituality.

And if I go,
while you’re still here…
Know that I live on,
vibrating to a different measure
–behind a thin veil you cannot see through. You will not see me,
so you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again, –both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest.
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
…I will be there.

Copyright ©1987, Colleen Corah Hitchcock

Fr Matthew