ADVENT PRAYER OF THE GREAT “O” ANTIPHONS
holy Word of God,
You rule all creation with power and true concern.
Come to teach us the way of salvation.
O sacred Lord,
and Leader of ancient Israel,
You communicated with Moses at the burning bush
and gave him the law on Mount Sinai.
Come to set us free by Your mighty arm.
O Root of Jesse,
raised up as a sign of all peoples,
in Your presence kings become mute
and the nations worship before You.
Come to deliver us and do not delay.
O Key of David,
and Royal Power of Israel,
You open what no one can shut,
and You shut what no one can open.
Come and deliver Your people
imprisoned by darkness and the shadows of death.
O Radiant Dawn,
You are the Brightness of eternal light
and the Sun of justice.
Come to enlighten those who sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death.
O King of the Gentiles
and the longed-for Ruler of the nations,
You are the cornerstone Who make all one.
Come and save those whom You have created.
our King and our Lawgiver,
You are the Desired of the nations
and the Saviour of all people.
Come to save us, O Lord our God.