C. S. Lewis on the greatness and goodness of creation and the glory of the Creator

The eastern sky changed from white to pink and from pink to gold. The Voice rose and rose, till all the air was shaking with it. And just as it swelled to the mightiest and most glorious sound it had yet produced, the sun arose…The earth was of many colours: they were fresh, hot and vivid. They made you feel excited; until you saw the Singer himself and then you forgot everything else. It was a lion. Huge, shaggy, and bright, it stood facing the risen sun.

C. S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia), quoted from A Day with C.S. Lewis: A Spiritual Journey into Fascinating Worlds, by Dennis and Janet Fisher

prayer for the seventh Sunday of Easter, the Sunday after Ascension Day

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer