December 17 Prayer
Lord and Ruler
Root of Jesse
Key of David
Bright morning star
King of the nations
Now is a pause midway through Advent to look back and recall
our heritage, the humanity from which Christ came.
42 generations of wanderers, slaves, refugees, family secrets and scandals, all of whom were Christ‘s forebears. Matt.1:1-17
Nothing is hidden from God and there is no shame in Him.
There is where His glory shines!
Wisdom is the name of Jesus.
Who came from heaven to dwell in us.
‘From the vault in the highest heaven and the depths of the abyss
Wisdom came as a mist searching over the waves of the sea, over every people and nation to find a resting place. Sirach 24
Can we be that resting place, our own hearts and minds for wisdom to come, to live and grow strong in?
‘Jesus, we offer you our past, that we may learn from those who have gone before us.
You have named us and called us your own.
May wisdom enlighten and illumine every broken thing in our lives and enliven truth that heals and remakes a place for light to shine forth.
‘O lord, I give my life to you and trust in you.
‘Let none who hope in You be put to shame.
Make me know your ways, show me the right path to follow.
Lead me in your truth and teach me.
You are the God who saves me.
All day long I will put my hope in You. Psalm 25:1-7
...With Mary we may proclaim the greatness of the Lord!
For He has looked upon us with favor and has called us blessed!
He will do great things in us! Lk.1:46-55
O Wisdom, Lord and Ruler, Jesus come and make your home in us today.
May our hearts joined together become a cathedral for your glory light to shine forth this Christmas.
Come, Lord Jesus!