Reprinted from One Bread, One Body, December 2004
December 17: O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, You govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show Your people the way to salvation.
December 18: O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, Who showed Yourself to Moses in the burning bush, Who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain, come, and redeem us with outstretched arms.
December 19: O Flower of Jesses stem, You have been raised up as a Sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in Your presence; the nations bow down in worship before You. Come, let nothing keep You from coming to our aid.
December 20: O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at Your will the gate of heaven: come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and lead Your captive people into freedom.
December 21: O Radiant Dawn, Splendor of eternal light, Sun of justice, come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
December 22: O King of all the nations, the only Joy of every human heart, O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, come and save the creature You fashioned from the dust.
December 23: O Emmanuel, King and Lawgiver, Desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.