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O Mary, Blessed Mother of God,
when the angel greeted you
you were surprised and fearful;
yet, in wonder you listened and
opened your heart to the divine message.
Your life had been ordinary,
like so many of Adam's children,
but your "yes" changed your life
and led to the salvation of us all,
because you invited Christ Our Lord
to grow inside of you.
Mother of Our Savior, help me to open my
heart to the Father's will in my life.
Prayer for me to the Lord God as I pray to Him,
O God, prepare my heart
for it is hard for me to trust in your will.
Give me clarity of vision,
that I may see your way.
Open my ears,
that I may hear your words.
Place your hand on my shoulder,
that I may feel your guidance.
Enlighten the darkness of my soul,
that I may be filled with your light.
Grant me wisdom as I ask (mention your requests here).
Generous and loving God,
like your daughter Mary,
help me to know and do your will
in this life and in the next.
Grant me a grateful heart and help me to always pray as Mary prayed:
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for He has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His Name.
He has mercy on those who fear Him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.
The novenas to Saints Anne and Joachim and that of the Annunciation are available in print from the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities' Respect Life Catalog. To order, call toll-free, 1-866-582-0943 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To order the Annunciation Novena, ask for item #0726. This novena is not yet available in Spanish.
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