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A candle can be lit and the following prayers can be said each night (as noted) in preparation for the coming of Christ.
O WisdomDecember 17th
O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High,reaching from one end to the other,mightily and sweetly ordering all things:Come and teach us the way of prudence.
O AdonaiDecember 18th
O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel,who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bushand gave him the law on Sinai:Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.
O Root Of JesseDecember 19th
O Key of David and sceptre of the House of Israel;you open and no one can shut;you shut and no one can open:Come and lead the prisoners from the prison house,those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
- O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the peoples;
- before you kings will shut their mouths,
- to you the nations will make their prayer:
- Come and deliver us, and delay no longer.
- O Key Of David
- December 20th
O Morning StarDecember 21st
O Morning Star,splendour of light eternal and sun of righteousness:Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
O King Of NationsDecember 22nd
O King of the nations, and their desire,the cornerstone making both one:Come and save the human race,which you fashioned from clay.
O Emmanuel December 23rd
O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver,the hope of the nations and their Saviour:Come and save us, O Lord our God.