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.
O God, who seeing the human race fallen into death,
willed to redeem it by the coming of your only Begotten Son,
grant we pray,
that those who confess his Incarnation with humble fervour
may merit his company as their Redeemer.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit
One God forever and ever.
O King whom all the peoples desire, you are the cornerstone which makes all one.
O come and save man, whom you made from clay.
O Rex gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti.