Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas: O Adonai
The O Antiphons are a set of liturgical prayers prayed during evening prayers over the last few days of Advent. They are a beautiful way to prepare our hearts for Christ's coming, so I'm sharing them with you each day for the next week, along with some scripture verses and my own short prayer for each day.
December 18th: O Adonai
“O Adonai, the leader of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.”
“… but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist, and faithfulness the belt around his loins.” (Isaiah 11:4-5)
“For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our ruler, the Lord is our king; he will save us.” (Isaiah 33:22)
May Adonai, the Lord of lords, the high judge, rich in mercy, come to each of us this day and in his power bring peace and redemption to all.
Rejoicing in the journey - Bethany Stedman