Welcome to our service on Ascension Thursday – the day we remember Jesus returning to his Father in Heaven after being raised from the dead.

Today also marks the beginning in the diocese of our 10 Days of Prayer for a Spiritual Harvest. We pray that as many people as possible will engage with the events, which can be accessed via the church website or Facebook page, as well as the special phone line.

The Collect of the Ascension Day (Book of Common Prayer p.278)

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

Prayer Points

  • That our hearts would be lifted up towards the risen, ascended Lord during these 10 days of prayer
  • That the prayers of the Church this Ascensiontide would lead, by God’s grace, to disciples growing deeper in their relationship with the Lord
  • That the witness of our 10 days of prayer would lead people to ask questions that lead to them coming to faith in Christ the Lord