Reading and Prayer – Saturday, April 23

Luke 24: 50-53

50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.


Hallelujah, Lord! You are the Son of God. What a joyful and lovely thing it is to simply know that you are the God who Ascends. You rose, you patiently revealed yourself, and you quietly fulfilled all that was needed, before going to your Father. Indeed, Lord, we have received much, much more than was ever needed or required. We praise you, God of abundant and joyful life!! 

May we have open hearts to receive all of the goodness and blessing you so desire to pour out on us. Amen.

-Erika Flemming