Prayer to Christ Ascended to Heaven

O Lord Jesus, I adore You, Son of Mary, my Savior and my Brother, for You are God.

I follow You in my thoughts, O firstfruits of our race, as I hope one day by Your grace to follow You in my person into heavenly glory.

In the meantime, do let me neglect the earthly task that You have given me. Let me labor diligently all my life with a greater appreciation for the present.

Let me realize that only by accomplishing true human fulfillment can I attain Divine fulfillment and ascend to You at the completion of my work.

~ New Saint Joseph People’s Prayer Book

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