King of all kings, you are highly exalted. You are the ‘darling of heaven crucified’ and worthy of all glory, praise and honor. Constantly in control, you died on your terms; and you rose on your terms. I fold my hands in reverence to your name above all names. I lift my prayer in your power and authority, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, ‘It is finished,’ and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit…Jesus said to her, ‘Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”’” (John 19:30, 20:17)