One of the rich benefits of Bible study is awakening to greater meaning of familiar liturgies and traditions. Encountering such a simple phrase as “the prophets and the kings” now comes to life for me.
Here’s a timely petition, from today’s Morning Prayers:
Lord, our God, you sent your prophets to call all people to abandon their unfaithful pursuits and to return to you with all their hearts in preparation for the day of your coming. As we prepare to celebrate the coming of Christ the Lord, recall us to the Gospel and grant us true conversion, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.