Here’s an opening prayer for Ascension. It comes from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website.
Opening Prayer for Ascension
(inspired by Acts 1: 6-11)
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. Amen.
~ from The Chapter of a Great Lord, posted on the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website. http://worship.calvin.edu/