Advent Weekday - December 20
...whose ineffable Word the immaculate Virgin received through the message of an Angel and so became the dwelling place of divinity... (Opening Prayer for Mass)
Lord God, Mary discovered the way for the locks on our hearts to be opened by the Key of David, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."
Help me not to weary You, Lord, by resisting Your willingness to free me from the darkness of my choosing. With the Psalmist and Blessed Mother, I pray, "Let the Lord enter; he is the king of glory."
O Come, O Key of David, to open the gates of Your Kingdom and free the prisoners of darkness.