The Ascension of the Lord

O God, you descended in the cloud to the Mount of Olives, as once you descended in the cloud upon Mount Sinai. On Sinai you gave the law of the covenant to Moses. On the Mount of Olives you took to yourself in glory the One who is the law of the new and eternal covenant. Let us who are the members of his body live in joyful expectation of his return, keeping faith with the covenant sealed in his blood, until that day when we can sing your praises face to face. Who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer taken from Magnificat Magazine – US edition, Prayer for the Morning, Thursday, May 18, 2023.

Image: Ascension from the Rabbula Gospels