We’re getting quite a few visitors looking for Ascension Day Prayers and resources, especially folks following links from Christine Sine’s blog Godspace. Yesterday, Christine posted a great roundup of links and prayers in her entry Ascension Day is Coming – Do You Know What it Means. (I especially like her poem about how Christ’s Ascension ensures His advocacy and intercession for us at the Father’s right hand.)
No time to look for new resources today, but here are a few links to some great resources we’ve posted in previous years (in no particular order, sorry…!):
Church Year.Net has an excellent collection of Collects for Ascension.
Anglican Mainstream: Two Meditations on the Ascension (Meditations from Leo the Great and St. Augustine)
Splendor in the Ordinary: Ascension Hymn
Splendor in the Ordinary: Ascensiontide (ideas for a family celebration)
Fr. Tim Fountain chimes in with some thoughts about Christ’s Ascension here.
Fr. Rob Lord has reflections on a quote from Dallas Willard and Christ’s ministry of intercession for believers — “Christ is Pulling for You” (from the web archive)
Dr. Peter Toon has two posts:
Ascensiontide —a precious season of 10 days before Pentecost
Feast of the Ascension—why a much neglected Festival?
Oswald Chambers: His Ascension and Our Access
Also: DO NOT FORGET the Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon’s TitusOneNine!
Kendall is known for his news & cultural commentary posts, but TitusOneNine is also an amazing treasure trove of prayers, quotes and theological reflection. Kendall has an Ascension Day category! In browsing that category (and doing a word search), I found no less than 21 great prayers, quotes, sermons and other resources about the Ascension!
I’ll post some of the specific links tomorrow…