Ascension Prayers

PRAYER: Ascension by Bernard of Clairvaux

May 14, 2018

To complete your seamless robe, and so to complete our faith, you ascended through the air into the heavens, before the very eyes of the apostles.  In this way you showed that you are Lord of all, and are the fulfillment of all creation.  Thus from that moment every human and every living creature should bow at your name.  And, in the eyes of faith, we can see that all creation proclaims your greatness. [...]

PRAYER: A Novena For Ascension, Including the Prayer of Praise to Jesus In Glory

May 17, 2012

Author unknown Jesus, I honor you on the feast of your Ascension into Heaven.  I rejoice with all my heart at the glory into which you entered to reign as king of Heaven and Earth.  When the struggle of this life is over, give me the grace to share your joy and triumph in Heaven for all eternity. I believe that you entered into your glorious kingdom to prepare a place for me, for you promised to come again to take me to yourself.  Grant that I may seek only the joys of your friendship and love, so that I may deserve to be united with you in Heaven. In the hour of my own homecoming, when I appear before your Father to give an account of my life on Earth, have mercy on me. Jesus, in our love for me you have brought me from evil to good [...]