Over next week leading up to Christmas I would like to encourage you to pray these deeply scriptural antiphons in order to contract form them the Isaiah’s great longing for the Savior to come into our lives.
Almighty ever-living God,
as we see how the Nativity of your Son
according to the flesh draws near,
we pray that to us your unworthy servants,
mercy may flow from your Word,
who chose to become flesh of the Virgin Mary
and establish among us his dwelling
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit
One God forever and ever.
O Emmanuel, you are our King and judge, the One whom the peoples await and their Saviour. O come and save us, Lord, our God.
O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio gentium et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine Deus noster.