Ascension Day prayer

         He was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.
                   —Acts 1.9

         God raised Christ from the dead
         and seated Christ at God’s right hand in the heavenly places.
         The mystery of God’s will… is to gather up all things in Christ.

                                 —Ephesians 1.20, 10

Christ, risen and ascended,
you are no longer one person, but the whole.
Christ, you are raised bodily,
and your Body now is us,
and all Creation.

Loving One,
may I live this day
as your body, your flesh and blood.
As the only purpose of my hand
is to be my hand, to move as I will,
so my only purpose today
is to be your hand, your eyes,
to touch and to bless,
to create and to heal, as you will,
as your Spirit moves me,
one with my whole Body,
gathered in your grace,
the flesh of Christ,
the flesh of Creation,
the body of your love,

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

May 13, 2021

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