Ascend with Christ

Ascending in heart and mind.

Looking up into the clouds

Grant, we pray, Almighty God, that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into heaven, so we may also in heart and mind there ascend, and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect in Ascension week in The Book of Common Prayer,  p. 226

Humanity, humankind, our flesh and blood, Jesus Christ, ascended. What began at Christmas as God took our flesh is now completed as our flesh is united to the divine “in heaven.” Forever. Everywhere. God in us. We in God. May we indeed be aware of this union and “with [God] continually dwell.” ~Fr. Dan

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O wonder of wonders!

A prayer flowing with joyful ecstasy.

Splash on water

O wonder of wonders! when I think of the union of my soul with you, O God! You make my soul flow out of herself in joyful ecstasy, for nothing but you can content her. A spring of divine love surges over my soul, sweeping her out of herself into you, O God, her original source.

Meister Eckhart in Michael Counsell,  2000 Years of Prayer, Church Publishing Inc., Kindle Edition.

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