Jesus ascended to heaven in the presence of his disciples.
His final instruction to them was, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age”. (Matthew 28:19, 20b)
“I am with you” – yesterday, today and tomorrow!
Lord Jesus, by your death, resurrection and ascension, you opened the way for me and my family to eternal life.
Lord Jesus, I pray from the comfort of your presence, that all who hear your call today will respond and follow.
Prayer: Trust In Jesus (St Ignatius of Loyola)
O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.