Thursday, May 13, 2021

Ascension Day

Watchword for Ascension Day — Christ said, “I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” John 12:32

Thursday, May 13 — Psalm 64
Proverbs 7; 1 Corinthians 14:20–35

Ascension of the Lord — Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47
Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

I will rescue the lame; I will gather the exiles. I will give them praise and honor in every land where they have suffered shame. Zephaniah 3:19 NIV

When they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses. Acts 1:6-8

Jesus, help us be ready for the day when you will restore your kingdom. You will rescue the lame and the exiles—and draw all people to yourself. In the meantime, help us to serve you here on earth and work to do your will. Amen.