December 23, 2006

An Advent Prayer


"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.

Even so, come Lord Jesus

O Adonai, and 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.

Even so, come Lord Jesus

O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign to the people, before whom kings shall shut their mouths and the nations shall seek: Come and deliver us and do not delay.

Even so, come Lord Jesus

O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel, who opens and no one can shut, who shuts and no one can open: Come and bring the prisoners from the prison house, those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

Even so, come Lord Jesus

O Daystar, splendor of light eternal and sun of righteousness: Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

Even so, come Lord Jesus

O King of the nations, and their desire, the corner-stone making both one: Come and save us, whom you formed from the dust.

Even so, come Lord Jesus

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the desire of all nations and their Savior: Come and save us, O Lord our God.

Even so, come Lord Jesus"

-Author Unknown, 9th century
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Merry Christmas Everyone! We are off to Michigan for a week with family and friends. As we are reminded of Christ's first advent this Christmas, may we be on the lookout for his work today in and around us through his precious Spirit as we wait in expectation for his second advent and his kingdom reign. We echo the angels words to the shepherds on that first Christmas night:
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." Luke 2:14

Lucas & Kim

3 comments:

Hack said...

amen. happy birthday lucas and jesus.

maggen said...

Welcome to Michigan! I hope that your Christmas is wonderfuly blessed!

Mom in RC said...

This was a beautiful blog. thanks lucas!!