The Great "O" Antiphons (dialogued prayer)

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O Wisdom,
Holy Word of God, you rule all creation with power and true concern.
- Come 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 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 shadow of death.

O Radiant Dawn,
You are the Brightness of eternal light and the Sun of Justice.
- Come to entlighten those who sit in darkness and 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.

O Emmanuel,
our King and our Lawgiver, You are the Desired of the nations and the Savior of all people.
- Come to save us. O Lord our God!