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.
Hear in kindness, O Lord,
the prayers of your people,
that those who rejoice
at the coming of your only begotten Son in our flesh
may, when at last he comes in glory,
gain the reward of eternal life.
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 Rising Sun, you are the splendour of eternal light and the sun of justice:
O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
O Oriens, splendor lucis æternæ, et sol iustitiæ: veni et illumina sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis.