The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord!
Dear Family of Mary!
And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. (Lk 1:38)
Today we remember and give thanks to God for the moment when the Blessed Virgin Mary said “yes” to the request of God the Father, through the Angel Gabriel, to become the Mother of His Son! There are not enough words in the whole world to describe the immensity of that “yes”!
The best prayer I can think of to pray is the Angelus. So here it is!!
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord:
Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
And the Word was made Flesh:
And dwelt among us.
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.
And our Novena prayer:
Annunciation prayer of faith:
Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal Word,
You became Incarnate as man
in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
You, through whom the universe was created,
began your earthly course,
in the womb of a humble and chaste Virgin.
At the annunciation of this miracle,
Mary responded in faith:
“Let it be done to me according to your word.”
May we who are made new creatures by your grace,
respond with such faith, when you call us to your service. Amen
(written by David Bennett)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
(c)Mary TV 2021
PS. I will send out the message for March 25, 2021 as soon as possible today…