In the Catholic Church we have a tradition called the "O Antiphons". Although these are usually prayed during the time before Christmas, they provide an excellent way to reflect and pray during the Christmas season. The antiphons give seven titles for the Savior and relate to seven prophecies in Isaiah. They are O Wisdom, O Lord, O Flower of Jesse's Stem, O Key of David, O Radiant Dawn, O King of All the Nations, O Emmanuel.
Wisdom, of course, is a common title for God in the Old Testament. In Isaiah we find it among the gifts of the Spirit in 11:2-3. "The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him - the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord - and he will delight in the fear of the Lord."
For Reflection: Many people tell me they have trouble praising God. To praise someone is to compliment them on their good traits or good deeds. So let's use just these two verses from Isaiah to praise God.
Let us pray. Jesus, you are wise and understanding, you are powerful and have all knowledge, you give sound counsel and you delight in the fear of God.
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I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.