Wednesday, 17 December 2008

An O Antiphon and Bible Prayer Point for Advent

Today the "O Antiphons" begin in the seven day lead up to Christmas. These are ancient verses which declare some lovely names of Jesus—O Wisdom, O Sacred Lord, O Flower of Jesse's Stem, O Key of David, O Radiant Dawn, O King of All Nations, O Emmanuel.

O Antiphon Prudence Prayer Point

O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High, and reaching mightily from one end of the earth to the other, ordering all things well: Come and teach us the way of prudence. 

A good prayer for those in the throes of Christmas shopping.

Bible Prayer Point: Prepare the way of the Lord

Lord, may the way I live out this Advent/Christmas season prepare your way (Mk 1.2) into the hearts of the people with whom I live and move and have my being (Acts 17.28).