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Collects And Readings

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The Ascension Day Year A

Collect One

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God,
that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son
our Lord Jesus Christ
to have ascended into the heavens;
So we may also in heart and mind thither ascend,
and with him continually dwell,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.

Collect Two

Grant, we pray, Almighty God,
that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ
to have ascended into the heavens;
so we in heart and mind may also ascend
and with him continually dwell;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading - Acts 1: 1-11 or Daniel 7: 9-14

The Psalm - Psalm 47 or 93

The Second Reading - Ephesians 1: 15-23 or Acts 1: 1-11

The Gospel Reading - Luke 24: 44-53

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Post Communion Prayer

God our Father,
you have raised our humanity in Christ
and feed us with the bread of heaven.
Mercifully grant that, nourished with such spiritual blessings,
we may set our hearts in the heavenly places;
where he now lives and reigns for ever.