5 December 23

Friday, December 23

Traditional Antiphon

O Emmanuel, Come

Scripture

Titus 3:4-6 When the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, we were saved… in virtue of God’s mercy… which God poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior…

Prayerful Reflection

O Emmanuel, Come~
We prepare to celebrate the birth of your child,
your presence on earth as one of us.
You reveal by your life
love made flesh
through goodness and loving kindness,
through compassion and forgiveness,
through peacemaking ways.
Your willingness to sacrifice all for our sake
shows us the path to salvation.
May we follow in your ways,
that we might make your presence
manifest and real in our world
today and always.
Amen.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – Ed. Susi Kawolics – Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
be birthed again that all earth be made well.
Inspire us all to make your presence known
by growing seeds of justice you have sown.
Rejoice! Rejoice!  Emmanuel
shall through and in us once more come and dwell.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – Traditional – Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!