Sitting with Jesus - Weekly Prayer for 7th Sunday of Easter

This week in the life of the church is a strange one.  Last week we celebrated that Christ ascended into heaven.  This coming Sunday we’ll celebrate the sending of the Spirit at Pentecost.  Yet in between these two weeks, the people of God were left without God’s presence here on earth. 
Below is a prayer for the church for the Sunday after Ascension Day.  It is a beautiful prayer asking the Lord to never leave us without His comfort.  It is a prayer that reminds us of the comfort of the Holy Spirit and causes us to pray for more and more of an experience of the Spirit in our lives. 

I pray that this will encourage you as you Sit with Jesus this week.


Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day
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
— Book of Common Prayer