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LORD, GRANT ME THE GRACE OF HOPE

Mark 16:19-20

The Ascension

(Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:6-11)

19 And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God.

20 But they going forth preached everywhere: the Lord working withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed.

 

 
Following His Resurrection, Our Lord spent 40 days with the Apostles instructing them concerning the kingdom (Acts 1:3). Sacred Scripture only gives us a few accounts of His post-Resurrection appearances; and even then, only a few details are provided. And that is one area where we rely on Holy Tradition – because not everything that Jesus taught and did was recorded in the Scriptures (e.g. John 21:25).
But one thing that was recorded was Jesus’ teaching that it was necessary for Him to depart bodily from this earth so that the Holy Spirit could be sent (John 16:7) which would guide the Church in all truth (John 16:12). And so, forty days after His Resurrection, the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven to take up His throne at the Father’s right hand, where He reigns over all that He has redeemed. The Church, as His Body, shares in His reign through the powerful proclamation of the Gospel by which souls are won for Christ, and sin is gradually defeated in our lives.
As we meditate on this Glorious Mystery, let us ask Our Lady to show us by her example how we may live victoriously in and through Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Father......

1.  Jesus led His disciples out near Bethany, and with hand upraised, blessed them.  (Lk. 24:50)  - Hail Mary...

2.  Jesus addressed them in these words:  "Full authority has been given to me both in heaven and on earth."  
(Mt. 28:18)  -
 Hail Mary...

3.  "Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations.  Baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Spirit."  (Mt. 28:19)  - Hail Mary...


4.  "And know that I am with you always, until the end of the world."  (Mt. 28:20)  - Hail Mary...

5.  "The man who believes in the good news and accepts baptism will be saved; the man who refuses to believe 
in it will be condemned..."  (Mk. 16:16)  - Hail Mary...


6.  As Jesus blessed them, he left them and was taken up to heaven.  (Lk. 24:51)  - Hail Mary...

7.  He was lifted up before their eyes in a cloud which took him from their sight.  (Acts. 1:9)  - Hail Mary...

8.  "This Jesus who has been taken from you will return, just as you saw him go up to the heavens."  (Acts. 1:11) 
 - Hail Mary...


9.  They fell down to do him reverence, then returned to Jerusalem filled with joy.  (Lk. 24:52)  - Hail Mary...

10.  Jesus took his seat at God's right hand.  (Mk. 16:19)  - Hail Mary...


Glory be to the Father...

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins...
 


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