27 November 2020

A BEAD AND A PRAYER—ADVENT WEEK 4 KEY OF GRACE

Advent Week 4: CLAVIS DAVID (GOD THE KEY OF DAVID) 

[An expanded Advent Observance of 7 Weeks]

In Preparation

Open wide your doors to us, O God. Accept us into your Kin-Dom. Give your Church endurance that we might keep our eyes open and fixed on you. You are our help and our deliverance...Come quickly, O God. Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Drown the evil of our times in a flood of mercy. Refresh the needy with the abundance of your love. You are our help and our deliverance...Come quickly, O God. God of the harvest, inspire our hearts to care deeply for your creation. Help us to live and work in harmony with all you have made. You are our help and our deliverance; Come quickly, O God. God, raise up leaders in our community. Bless them with wisdom. Give us hope and a future. Invite the congregation to add their thanksgivings, followed by You are our help and our deliverance...Come quickly, O God. Be pleased, O God, to deliver those in need. Make haste to help the troubled. You are a great God and with you is health and salvation. We trust our loved ones to you. Invite the congregation to add their petitions, followed by You are our help and our deliverance...Come quickly, O God. Through the death and resurrection of your Anointed and Beloved One, you give us new and unending life. We trust our lives to you, Merciful God. You are our help and our deliverance...Come quickly, O God.


CROSSO come, O Key of David, come and open wide our heavenly home. Make safe for us the heavenward road and bar the way to death's abode. Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to you, O Israel.
INVITATORYThe God who opens the door to the Kin-Dom now draws near. O come, let us worship.
TRINITYO God, who was … who is … and who is to come. Maranatha!
CRUCIFORMHoly God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: you are the God of new beginnings. You unlock the door the would imprison us in the chaos and decay of a world where love is not known. Opening wide the doorway to your realm of peace and justice we find ourselves and one another in the love that is life. Nothing stands in the way of your love for us and our love of you. In that sacred love we learn to be a peaceable people who work together for justice, where your Kin-Dom comes and your will be done. Thanks and praise to you, O Key of David! Help us to live fully into our freedom to serve the common good. And may there be goodwill and peace for all. Amen.
WEEKS IRestore your the community of your Beloved, O God of hosts.
Give us eyes to see that together we are not lacking any spiritual gift. Strengthen us that we may be blameless in the day when your promised as fulfilled and our life is in the wellness of wholeness.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore justice throughout the world, O God of hosts.
You work for those who wait for you. Come to the help of the exploited, oppressed, the poor and the needy.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore your creation, O God of hosts.
Awesome are your deeds and wonderful are the works of your hands. You are with us always, and in your presence there is perfect peace and life in all abundance.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore peace in the city, O God of hosts.
Make us mindful of our interdependence. Help us to respect the dignity of our neighbors.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore the weak to strength, O God of hosts.
Come quickly, O God, to help us. Come quickly the redeem us, O God. Bring your healing. Bring your comfort. Bring your endurance.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore our hope, O God of hosts.
Though we all fade like a leaf, still you are faithful. You have called your people into the unity of your Spirit where we are truly one. Help us to embrace the diversity that is within your creation and redeeming work. May we love as you love.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore our faith, O God hosts.
You are steadfast in loving-kindness. May our trust in you grow each new day and our relationships of trust be established and fostered among all people. May your truth set us free.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.
CRUCIFORMHoly God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: you are the God of new beginnings. You unlock the door the would imprison us in the chaos and decay of a world where love is not known. Opening wide the doorway to your realm of peace and justice we find ourselves and one another in the love that is life. Nothing stands in the way of your love for us and our love of you. In that sacred love we learn to be a peaceable people who work together for justice, where your Kin-Dom comes and your will be done. Thanks and praise to you, O Key of David! Help us to live fully into our freedom to serve the common good. And may there be goodwill and peace for all. Amen.
WEEKS IIRestore your the community of your Beloved, O God of hosts. 
Give us eyes to see that together we are not lacking any spiritual gift. Strengthen us that we may be blameless in the day when your promised as fulfilled and our life is in the wellness of wholeness.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore justice throughout the world, O God of hosts. 
You work for those who wait for you. Come to the help of the exploited, oppressed, the poor and the needy.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore your creation, O God of hosts. 
Awesome are your deeds and wonderful are the works of your hands. You are with us always, and in your presence there is perfect peace and life in all abundance.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore peace in the city, O God of hosts. 
Make us mindful of our interdependence. Help us to respect the dignity of our neighbors.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore the weak to strength, O God of hosts. 
Come quickly, O God, to help us. Come quickly the redeem us, O God. Bring your healing. Bring your comfort. Bring your endurance.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore our hope, O God of hosts. 
Though we all fade like a leaf, still you are faithful. You have called your people into the unity of your Spirit where we are truly one. Help us to embrace the diversity that is within your creation and redeeming work. May we love as you love.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore our faith, O God hosts.
You are steadfast in loving-kindness. May our trust in you grow each new day and our relationships of trust be established and fostered among all people. May your truth set us free.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.
CRUCIFORMHoly God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: you are the God of new beginnings. You unlock the door the would imprison us in the chaos and decay of a world where love is not known. Opening wide the doorway to your realm of peace and justice we find ourselves and one another in the love that is life. Nothing stands in the way of your love for us and our love of you. In that sacred love we learn to be a peaceable people who work together for justice, where your Kin-Dom comes and your will be done. Thanks and praise to you, O Key of David! Help us to live fully into our freedom to serve the common good. And may there be goodwill and peace for all. Amen.
WEEKS IIIRestore your the community of your Beloved, O God of hosts. 
Give us eyes to see that together we are not lacking any spiritual gift. Strengthen us that we may be blameless in the day when your promised as fulfilled and our life is in the wellness of wholeness.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore justice throughout the world, O God of hosts. 
You work for those who wait for you. Come to the help of the exploited, oppressed, the poor and the needy.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore your creation, O God of hosts. 
Awesome are your deeds and wonderful are the works of your hands. You are with us always, and in your presence there is perfect peace and life in all abundance.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore peace in the city, O God of hosts. 
Make us mindful of our interdependence. Help us to respect the dignity of our neighbors.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore the weak to strength, O God of hosts. 
Come quickly, O God, to help us. Come quickly the redeem us, O God. Bring your healing. Bring your comfort. Bring your endurance.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore our hope, O God of hosts. 
Though we all fade like a leaf, still you are faithful. You have called your people into the unity of your Spirit where we are truly one. Help us to embrace the diversity that is within your creation and redeeming work. May we love as you love. 
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore our faith, O God hosts.
You are steadfast in loving-kindness. May our trust in you grow each new day and our relationships of trust be established and fostered among all people. May your truth set us free.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.
CRUCIFORMHoly God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: you are the God of new beginnings. You unlock the door the would imprison us in the chaos and decay of a world where love is not known. Opening wide the doorway to your realm of peace and justice we find ourselves and one another in the love that is life. Nothing stands in the way of your love for us and our love of you. In that sacred love we learn to be a peaceable people who work together for justice, where your Kin-Dom comes and your will be done. Thanks and praise to you, O Key of David! Help us to live fully into our freedom to serve the common good. And may there be goodwill and peace for all. Amen.
WEEKS IVRestore your the community of your Beloved, O God of hosts. 
Give us eyes to see that together we are not lacking any spiritual gift. Strengthen us that we may be blameless in the day when your promised as fulfilled and our life is in the wellness of wholeness.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore justice throughout the world, O God of hosts. 
You work for those who wait for you. Come to the help of the exploited, oppressed, the poor and the needy.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore your creation, O God of hosts. 
Awesome are your deeds and wonderful are the works of your hands. You are with us always, and in your presence there is perfect peace and life in all abundance.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore peace in the city, O God of hosts. 
Make us mindful of our interdependence. Help us to respect the dignity of our neighbors.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore the weak to strength, O God of hosts. 
Come quickly, O God, to help us. Come quickly the redeem us, O God. Bring your healing. Bring your comfort. Bring your endurance.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore our hope, O God of hosts. 
Though we all fade like a leaf, still you are faithful. You have called your people into the unity of your Spirit where we are truly one. Help us to embrace the diversity that is within your creation and redeeming work. May we love as you love.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.

Restore our faith, O God hosts.
You are steadfast in loving-kindness. May our trust in you grow each new day and our relationships of trust be established and fostered among all people. May your truth set us free.
Open to us, O God, and we shall be saved.
CRUCIFORMHoly God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: you are the God of new beginnings. You unlock the door the would imprison us in the chaos and decay of a world where love is not known. Opening wide the doorway to your realm of peace and justice we find ourselves and one another in the love that is life. Nothing stands in the way of your love for us and our love of you. In that sacred love we learn to be a peaceable people who work together for justice, where your Kin-Dom comes and your will be done. Thanks and praise to you, O Key of David! Help us to live fully into our freedom to serve the common good. And may there be goodwill and peace for all. Amen.
TRINITYFor a child is born to us, an heir is given us, upon whose shoulders dominion will rest. This One shall be called Wonderful Counselor, the Strength of God, Eternal Protector, Champion of Peace. This dominion, and this peace, will grow without end, with David’s throne and realm sustained with justice and fairness, now and forever. The zeal of God Almighty will accomplish it! Isaiah 9.6-7
INVITATORYThe key to the house of David shall be upon the shoulder of the Anointed One; what the Beloved opens no one can shut, and what the Beloved shuts no one can open. Isaiah 22.22
CROSSIn peace we shall life. In justice we shall share. In love we shall dwell. Amen.