Opening Prayer for Ascension Day

Almighty God,
     as we prepare to worship today,
     we ask that you will stretch our imaginations
     to sense the majesty and mystery of your ascension.
     Help us perceive how Jesus' presence in heaven
     can give us confidence in our praying
     and hope for the future.
     Through Jesus, our Lord.

— one of many wonderful resources for Ascension Day/Sunday which can be found on the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship website. 

For more ideas and resources for Ascension Day worship on this blog, click on Ascension in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.