Jesus, I honor You on the feast of Your Ascension into
heaven. I rejoice with all my heart at the glory into which You entered to
reign as King of heaven and earth. When the struggle of this life is over,
give me the grace to share Your joy and triumph in heaven for all eternity.
I believe that You entered into Your glorious Kingdom to prepare a place for
me, for You promised to come again to take me to Yourself. Grant that I may
seek only the joys of Your friendship and love, so that I may deserve to be
united with You in heaven.
In the hour of my own homecoming, when I appear before Your Father to give
an account of my life on earth, have mercy on me.
Jesus, in Your love for me You have brought me from evil to good and from
misery to happiness. Give me the grace to rise above my human weakness. May
Your Humanity give me courage in my weakness and free me from my sins.
Through Your grace, give me the courage of perseverance for You have called
and justified me by faith. May I hold fast to the life You have given me and
come to the eternal gifts You promised.
You love me, dear Jesus. Help me to love You in return. I ask You to grant
this special favor:
(Mention your request).
By Your unceasing care, guide my steps toward the life of glory You have
prepared for those who love You. Make me grow in holiness and thank You by a
life of faithful service.