Sunday: The Ascension of the Lord, 28 May – Matthew 28:16-20 ~ enthroned in majesty

Sunday: The Ascension of the Lord

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Prayer

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
__________

“Behold Our God” – Praise And Harmony Singers


__________

Reading: Matthew 28:16-20 (NLT)

Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted!

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
__________

Reflection & Prayer:

God of majesty, yours is the power that raised Christ from death, yours the glory that exalted him to your right hand – enthroned with you in majesty forever.

+ Send us your Spirit: that he may live in and through us, and bear witness that we are your children.

+ Send us your Spirit: that we may make disciples – baptizing, teaching, and healing with power and authority.

+ Send us your Spirit: that we may lead lives worthy of this calling to which we have been called.

+ Send us your Spirit: that we may be humble and gentle – patient, loving, and peaceful with each other.

+ Send us your Spirit: that we may be generous, warm-hearted and unselfish – putting the needs of others ahead of our own.

Lord God: through the Holy Spirit grant us the desire to seek your kingdom and your justice; strengthen our resolve to know you and the Father. Grant this through Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead, who lives and reigns with you now and always in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
__________

“Be Enthroned” – Jeremy Riddle | Bethel Music


__________

Concluding Prayer – Psalm 150 (NLT)

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heaven! Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness! Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn; praise him with the lyre and harp! Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes! Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals. Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!

Praise the Lord!
__________

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



Categories: Life in Christ

Tags: , , , , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: