Prayers for Ascension Sunday

Prayer of Praise
            Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we give you thanks and praise for the kings of the earth rage and plot and seek to break Your chains, but You laugh them to scorn. You have set Christ on Zion’s Holy hill and have given Him the nations for an inheritance and the ends of the earth for His possession. As we enter your presence help us to serve Christ with fear, to rejoice with trembling and to kiss the Son, for we know that all those who trust in Him are blessed, this we pray in the name of Jesus who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God world without end, Amen!

Prayer for Illumination
            O Lord our God, when Christ ascended to heaven he gave gifts to men. These gifts were the apostles and prophets and evangelists and pastors and teachers. He gave these gifts that we might be equipped to do the work of the ministry. We thank you for those men who have faithfully given us your Word. Now Lord as we come to your Word complete us for every good work. Bend our hearts to your word that we might not be children tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine, but instead might grow up into our head, Jesus Christ. It is in his strong name that we pray. Amen!

Prayers for the Lord’s Supper
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, it truly, right and good and our duty that we should at all times and in all places give You thanks and magnify Your Holy Name, therefore with the Angels, the Archangels and all the company of heaven we praise You saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of Your glory. Glory be to You, O Lord Most High.
Everlasting Father, we praise you for King David who slew Goliath with a single stone and cut off his head with his own sword. He gathered courage for he knew the battle belongs to You O Lord. We praise you that the one who born of David is the true King. We praise you that his body was broken that Satan’s head might be crushed. As we eat, give us courage to fight the good fight.  Go before us O Lord as you went before David and scatter your enemies that all the kingdoms of the earth might belong to Christ. We pray this in the strong name of Jesus Christ.  Amen!
            O Lord you are worthy of all blessing and honor for you sent your Son that he might be our great high priest. He ascended on high where he intercedes daily for us.  He promised that we would receive the Holy Spirit and that we would be his messengers to the ends of the earth. We praise you that one day he will return just as left. As we drink the wine this morning grant us grace through Christ’s blood we might be faithful witnesses to Him and that we might look with joy to the day when our Lord will return. We pray this for the sake of Christ and His Kingdom Amen.