Advent Daybook, 22: O Emmanuel (God Is With Us)

Advent Daybook, 22: O Emmanuel (God Is With Us)

An Advent daybook for these 24 days of prayerful expectation. Join me, won't you?

For an introduction read this post: Advent Daybook explained. You can see previous Advent daybook 2018 posts here.

Look: Annunciation, 1610, El Greco

Listen: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” from Medieval Christmas, Kemper Crabb

Read: Genesis 49:10, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:20b-23, Luke 1:46-55

Pray: “Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.”

Do: Bless someone you know who’s had a difficult year with a secret gift.

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Advent Daybook, 21: O Rex Gentium (King of the Nations)

Advent Daybook, 21: O Rex Gentium (King of the Nations)

An Advent daybook for these 24 days of prayerful expectation. Join me, won't you?

For an introduction read this post: Advent Daybook explained. You can see previous Advent daybook 2018 posts here.

Look: Jesus Rides A White Horse, James B. Janknegt (source)

Listen: “O Come, All Ye Faithful” from Nine Lessons & Carols, The Choir of King’s College (Stephen Cleobury)

Read: Jeremiah 10:6-7, Haggai 2:6-9, Isaiah 2:2-4, 9:5, Ephesians 2:17-22, Matthew 21:33-42

Pray: O come, Desire of nations, bind in one the hearts of humankind; O bid our sad divisions cease, and be for us our Prince of Peace.”

Do: Spend at least 15 minutes sitting in silence. Don’t try to make anything happen during the time. Just be.

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Advent Daybook, 20: O Oriens (Radiant Dawn)

Advent Daybook, 20: O Oriens (Radiant Dawn)

An Advent daybook for these 24 days of prayerful expectation. Join me, won't you?

For an introduction read this post: Advent Daybook explained. You can see previous Advent daybook 2018 posts here.

Look: Grace Vessel — With Healing in His Wings, Grace Carol Bomer (source)

Listen: “There’s A Light” from Light of the Stable, Emmylou Harris

Read: Psalm 139:11-12, Hebrews 1:1-3, Malachi 4:1-3, Isaiah 9:1, 58:8-10, 60:1-3, 19, Revelation 22:16, Luke 1:78-79

Pray: “O come, O Dayspring from on high, and cheer us by your drawing nigh; disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death's dark shadow put to flight.”

Do: Turn off electric lights and technology for the evening.

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Advent Daybook, 19: O Clavis David (Key of David)

Advent Daybook, 19: O Clavis David (Key of David)

An Advent daybook for these 24 days of prayerful expectation. Join me, won't you?

For an introduction read this post: Advent Daybook explained. You can see previous Advent daybook 2018 posts here.

Look: Religion In Prison, 2002-03, Serge Levy (source)

Listen: “O Holy Night / Hallelujah” from Oh For Joy, David Crowder Band

Read: Isaiah 22:22-23, 9:2-7, Revelation 3:7, 11-12, Matthew 16:13-19

Pray: “O come, O Key of David, come, and open wide our heavenly home; make safe the way that leads on high, and close the path to misery.”

Do: Get involved with Equal Justice Initiative (or a similar organization).

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Advent Daybook, 18: O Radix Jesse (Root of Jesse)

Advent Daybook, 18: O Radix Jesse (Root of Jesse)

An Advent daybook for these 24 days of prayerful expectation. Join me, won't you?

For an introduction read this post: Advent Daybook explained. You can see previous Advent daybook 2018 posts here.

Look: O Root, Ansgar Holmberg of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (source)

Listen: “Isaiah 11” from Waiting Songs, Rain for Roots

Read: Isaiah 10:33-11:2a, 11:5-10, Isaiah 52:13-15, Habakkuk 2:3, Romans 15:7-9,12, Luke 1:26-33, Revelation 5:5

Pray: “O come, O Rod of Jesse free, Thine own from Satan's tyranny; From depths of hell Thy people save, And give them victory o'er the grave.”

Do: Eliminate an unnecessary daily habit in order to offer more room for God to fill today.

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