An Advent daybook for these 24 days of prayerful expectation. Join me, won't you?
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Look: Religion In Prison, 2002-03, Serge Levy
O Clavis: O Key of David, and Scepter of the house of Israel; who openest and no one shutteth, who shuttest and no one openeth; Come and bring the prisoners out of the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death.
Read this post for an overview of praying the O Antiphons the week leading up to Christmas.
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Pray in song the fifth verse of O Come, O Come Emmanuel:
Do justice & love mercy
Get involved with Equal Justice Initiative (or a similar organization).
“‘I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.'“ (Matt. 16:19)
Bryan Stevenson’s groundbreaking work with the Equal Justice Initiative is providing opportunities for all of us to be a part of “ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society”. Here’s 10 ways to get involved. Choose one today and pray that God will multiply each effort.
(See all Advent Daybook posts from 2017 here.)