Wednesday, December 23, 2009

O Antiphon~ Emmanuel

Over the course of this past week we have prayed these antiphons, hearing Jesus named by many wonderful and deserving titles, but today as we pray the last of the O Antiphons, I believe we call Him by the most hopeful of all titles: Emmanuel~God with us. This title is a constant reminder to us that God wants to be and truly is with us. Jesus promised us Himself, that He would be with us until the end of time.
So yes, God is with us. As Advent comes to a close, let us thank our great God for being with us, and beg Him to stay with us.
Maranatha~Come Lord Jesus!


Emmanuel (God With Us)

O Emmanuel, our King and our Law-giver, Longing of the Gentiles, yea, and salvation thereof, come to save us, O Lord our God! 


Isaias 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son and his name shall be called Emmanuel.


Anne said...

Thank you Karinann for posting these O Antiphons this week. I have been enriched by them. Merry Christmas to you my friend!

Karinann said...

Thanks Anne.
I am happy to hear you found the antiphons enriching. They are truly beautiful.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Michael said...

I love the name Emmanuel. I don't know if it is because of the song O Come O Come Emmanuel but something about it is so ... holy. Thank you for sharing, and have a wonderful Christmas!

Karinann said...

That song is one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by to comment and for the Christmas wishes; may yours be wonderful as well!
God Bless.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.