Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ascension Day

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

Thursday, May 25 — Psalm 68:28–35
Proverbs 17; 2 Corinthians 1:12–22

Ascension of the Lord — Acts 1:1–11; Psalm 47

Ephesians 1:15–23; Luke 24:44–53

Those who are far off will come and build the temple of the Lord. Zechariah 6:15 (NASB)

“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man Saul and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem.” But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.” Acts 9:13,15 (NIV)

St. Francis prayed to be made an instrument of your peace, Jesus. As we look for you, ascended into heaven and present in every person, may we likewise be made instruments of your work. Amen.