An Advent daybook for these 24 days of prayerful expectation. Join me, won't you?
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Look: Jesus Rides A White Horse, James B. Janknegt
O Rex: O King of the Nations, and their Desire; the Cornerstone who dost unite the divided into one: Come and save mankind, whom thou didst create out of clay.
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 seventh verse of O Come, O Come Emmanuel:
Spend at least 15 minutes sitting in silence. Don’t try to make anything happen during the time. Just be.
“And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” (Eph. 2:17)
Today, take some time to be silent, without any noise or distraction, to pause and calmly think about the weeks of Advent. There is no need to strive for a profound insight during this time. Just be still. If you begin to sense thoughts or feelings bubbling up in the quiet, notice them without trying to analyze. You might breathe out one phrase each time you're tempted to become distracted. Try something like "O come, Emmanuel" or even, "Prince of Peace". Trust God as your Heavenly Father to be present with you through Christ and by His Spirit. End your time with a simple prayer or chorus. Go about your day in peace.
(See all Advent Daybook posts from 2017 here.)