Tuesday, December 20, 2011

O Clavis David

O Key of David and scepter of the house of Israel, You open and no one can close, You close and no one can open: Come and rescue the prisoners who are in darkness and in the shadow of death.

We can go through life building walls and locking doors that protect and defend who we think we are, becoming prisoners of our own ego.  Before long, we forget the person we really are, as God made us. Have we lost the keys that unlock those doors we hide behind?  Doors that lead to divided families, divided relationships, a divided world? 
Let us pray, this day, for the courage to unlock the doors, to break down the barriers of anything that stands between our true self and God.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

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