Day 1

The First Sunday of Advent



Micah 7:7

BY She Reads Truth

The O Antiphons, seven prayers based on biblical prophecies about Jesus, have been part of Advent worship in the Church since the Middle Ages. Traditionally, one antiphon is sung or prayed each night of the week leading up to Christmas Day. Each prayer begins by addressing Jesus with one of the titles used for Him in Scripture. When read in reverse, the first letters of these Latin titles spell ero cras, which means “Tomorrow, I will come.”

In this reading plan, we’ll pray through one or more of these antiphons each Sunday during the Advent season as a reminder of the longing Israel felt as they waited for the Messiah and the yearning we still feel today as we await Christ’s return.  

O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High,
reaching from one end to the other,
mightily and sweetly ordering all things:
Come and teach us the way of prudence.

O Lord, and leader of the House of Israel,
who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush
and gave him the law on Sinai:
Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.

But I will look to the LORD;
I will wait for the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me.
—Micah 7:7

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312 thoughts on "The First Sunday of Advent"

  1. Lauren Whitlock says:

    Coming in late but I’m grateful for a community of sisters all reading through this together

  2. Jessica Devine says:

    God is coming!

  3. Annie Corson says:

    That’s OK, Kathy. Take the days you have and use them. Don’t let yourself feel like you have to get caught up and do Advent perfectly. The point of Advent isn’t to be on schedule and get everything right. We’re all remembering together that our God, the God of the Bible, Creator of the Universe “moved into the neighborhood” (Jn 1:14, MSG) – he came to be with us: Emmanuel, God with us. We’re waiting together like little kids anticipating the joy we know is coming. I’m excited to be waiting with you! God bless, sister.

  4. Kathy Clark says:

    I have never done Advent. I am a little behind on this.

    1. Taylor Watkins says:

      Me too sister. You aren’t alone.

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