Forty-Seventh Day of Easter
When Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father on the fortieth day after his resurrection, he told his disciples to remain in Jerusalem to await the coming of the promised Holy Spirit. Seven days later, on the forty-seventh day after Jesus’ resurrection and on the seventh day after his ascension, they were still waiting; perhaps they were starting to wonder how long it was going to be. Meanwhile, they were praying.
Help us, O God, to wait patiently for you to do with us whatever you are going to do.
Meanwhile, lead us to wait prayerfully, thereby keeping ourselves poised to receive whatever you have for us.
Keep us aware of all that we already have from you even as we wait for whatever the more is that you plan to send our way.