Prayer of the Faithful - Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
Through the faithful obedience of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
God takes flesh among us.
The mystery of the Incarnation calls us to our loving Father
through the Incarnate Son.
Confiding our needs to God through her maternal intercession
let us pray with trust and faith, as we say:
R. Lord, hear our prayer.
1. You sent Gabriel to announce to Mary your message of salvation.
May your holy Church proclaim to the whole world
the joy of liberty and your gift of true peace. Let us pray to the Lord. (R.)
2. You prepared the womb of Mary to become a worthy dwelling for your Son.
As we approach our national elections, ready the hearts of our people to work for change and renewal. Let us pray to the Lord. (R.)
3. You enabled Mary to respond to your call with joy and freedom.
Grant us an increase of priestly and religious vocations,
especially to the Society of Jesus. Let us pray to the Lord. (R.)
4. You call all men and women to partake in your saving work.
Refresh and confirm Fr. Junjun, as he renews today
his commitment to your service. Let us pray to the Lord. (R.)
5. You give your people joy with this holy feast
By sharing in this Eucharist, make us truly your servants,
ready and willing to fulfill your word. Let us pray to the Lord. (R.)
God of mercy, beholding the world with tender love, you sent your Son into the world, welcomed by Mary’s joyful yes. Teach us to follow them in obedience to you so that one in their harmony of trusting faith we may enflesh your love for our broken world. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.