Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Clavis David

Today, in Mercy, we pray the O Antiphon: “O Key of David, come and bring forth from his prison house the captive.”  

We probably don’t think of ourselves as captives. But simply by virtue of our humanity, we are probably inhibited in some way – by fear, pride, ignorance, prejudice, self-doubt… 

Paula D’Arcy puts it like this: “Who would I be, and what power would be expressed in my life, if I were not dominated by fear?
(Or maybe anger, some type of “ism’, greed, pride, and on and on.) 

Let us pray this prayer together, dear friends, for all held captive in both visible and invisible ways. May we pray especially for those captured by drugs, alcohol, or any other addiction.

May we pray especially for those held captive on our own border, that their human dignity may be honored; and for those causing their suffering, captured by their own indifference, greed, and political savagery.

O Key of David,
opening the gates of God’s eternal Kingdom:
come and free the prisoners of darkness!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Music;  Michael G. Hegeman

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