O Adonai (Lord)

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LATIN: O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento.. 

ENGLISH: O Lord and Ruler the house of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the flame of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: come, and redeem us with outstretched arms.

Jesus, as I await your coming, keep me mindful that you are an almighty Lord and ruler. As I anticipate your birth, help me to recognize the great humility and love with which you come to each of us — as a helpless baby in the manger, and under the appearance of bread and wine in the Eucharist. Amen.

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About Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean, mother of eight, is editor-in-chief of Catholic Digest and Faith & Family. She is also author of My Cup of Tea: Musings of a Catholic Mom, Mom to Mom, Day to Day: Advice and Support for Catholic Living and (with Elizabeth Foss) Small Steps for Catholic Moms: Think. Pray. Act. Every Day

  • Ken H.

    a wonderful way to approach the Christmas octave – thank you , Danielle!