Friday, December 20
Psalm 80:17 But let your hand be upon the one at your right hand, the one whom you made strong for yourself. (NRSV)
O Key of David, Come~
You who are at God’s right hand,
you have unlocked and
opened the gates of heaven.
Unlock our hearts as well,
setting us free from any ill-will
and unforgiveness toward others,
setting us free from our own sins
through your forgiveness.
Close and lock the doors
on a past we cannot change,
and guide us as we walk your path
to our heavenly home.
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From the hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
O come, O Key of David, come,
And open wide our heav’nly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!