Over next week leading up to Christmas I would like to encourage you to pray these deeply scriptural antiphons in order to contract from them the Isaiah’s great longing for the Savior to come into our lives.
O God, eternal majesty, whose ineffable Word
the Immaculate Virgin received through the message of and Angel
and so became the dwelling-place of divinity,
filled with the light of the Holy Spirit,
grant we pray, that by her example
we may in humility hold fast to your will.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit
One God forever and ever.
O Key of David and sceptre of Israel, what you open no one else can close again; what you close no one can open. O come to lead the captive from prison; free those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel, qui aperis, et nemo claudit, claudis, et nemo aperit: veni et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris et umbra mortis.