ADVENT READINGS!
WEEK 4: HE IS COMING.
On longing for the King to come again.

Tuesday | December 24

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

 

Now that you have spent weeks reading and pondering what it means that God is coming, read this old song with new eyes and ears. Pray that you would feel the longing it communicates:

 

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appears. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. 

 

O come, Thou 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. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. 

 

O come, Thou Dayspring, from on high, and cheer us by Thy drawing nigh. Disperse the gloomy clouds of night and death's dark shadows put to flight. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. 

 

O come, Thou Key of David, come and open wide our heavenly home. Make safe the way that leads on high and close the path to misery. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. 

 

O come, Adonai, Lord of might, who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height. In ancient times didst give the law in cloud and majesty and awe. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Morning Kneeling Prayer

Father, I pray that I would

enter this day as your Son

entered the world, full of love

and hope.

Amen.

Midday Kneeling Prayer

Jesus, I pray that I would be present in my work as you were present in this world, full of humility and service.

Amen.

Evening Kneeling Prayer

Holy Spirit, I pray that I would be at peace in my rest knowing that you came to bring peace to the world, and will one day bring rest to all things. Amen.

The Common Rule - Advent Edition! is a seasonal version of The Common Rule which provides a set of daily and seasonal practices for celebrating the King that has come and waiting for the King that will come again.
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