V/. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R/. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
V/. Behold the handmaid of the Lord,
R/. Be it done unto me according to your Word.
V/. And the Word was made flesh,
R/. And dwelt among us.
V/. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
R/. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray. Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace
into our hearts: that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your 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. Amen.
Excerpted from Catholic
Household Blessings and Prayers, revised edition © 2007 United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops. All rights reserved.