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A Harmony Pastor Feedback: NIGHT PRAYER: Monday 12/20

A bit background…

 

Christmas is simply days away! Presently of yr within the prayer of the church, there are particular introductory verses sung at Night Prayer, every naming a selected “title” of the Lord whose coming once more we await, every verse starting with “O….” We’re accustomed to these particular verses as a result of they represent the lyrics of the 7 verses of the well-known Introduction hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!”   (More info here!)
Starting tonight, then, and proper as much as the feast of Christmas, Night time Prayer will take its lead from these “O antiphons,” the 4th of which is “O Key of David…”  Whose key? This refers to a verse in Isaiah 22:22 which reads, “Then I’ll put the important thing of the home of David on his shoulder; When he opens, nobody will shut, When he shuts, nobody will open.”

O Key of David

Come, O Key of David, come!

Include the important thing to my soul
and unlock the gates of my coronary heart.
Open me as much as welcome in, to obtain
each grace and blessing that is yours to present…

Include the important thing to my thoughts, Lord,
and open my chaos and confusion
to the peace and serenity of your presence…

Include the keys to my issues, Lord:
open the doorways of my coronary heart and lead me out  

on the paths that result in you
and the consolation I discover in your organization…

Include the important thing to my selfishness,
unlock what’s hoarded, hidden in my coronary heart,
in my pockets, my purse and in my financial institution:
open my loads to these in need
for Lord, I do know, I’ve greater than I want…

Include the important thing to my hope
and free me from self-pity and despair:
unlock the chains that maintain me in worry
and open my coronary heart to belief as soon as once more…

Include the important thing to my emotions, Lord
and unlock my grudges and resentments,
the chips on my shoulder, issues huge and small
conserving me a prisoner of my very own feelings:
set me free in peace of thoughts and coronary heart…

 

Come, give us the keys to open the doorways

that imprison the unjustly accused!

Give us the keys to open the doorways 

that maintain us in and and others out!

Give us the keys that open our hearts

to creating peace the place now there’s solely conflict!

Give us the keys to your kingdom, Lord,

the keys of mercy, forgiveness and pardon!

On this holy Introduction time and in each season, Lord,
on day by day and thru every night time:
flip the important thing and open the place you retain for me
inside your loving coronary heart…

 

Defend me, Lord, whereas I am awake

and watch over me whereas I sleep

that awake, I would maintain watch with you

and asleep relaxation in your peace…


Amen.


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