The Angel Gabriel appeared to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her hometown of Nazareth.
The Angel said, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. Listen: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus”. (Luke 1:30-31)
Mary was, “Greatly troubled,” by the Angel Gabriel’s visit but, she humbly accepted her burden.
Lord Jesus, give me the strength to accept whatever you ask. Help me to understand that, it is out of your perfect love for me, I have received.
Remember O Most Gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to Thy protection,
implored Thy help or sought Thy intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to Thee O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother;
to Thee I come; before Thee, I stand,
sinful and sorrowful,
O Mother of the word incarnate,
despise not my petitions;
but in Thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
|Music: I Sing a Hymn to Mary|
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Almighty God, thank you for this new day. Bless me and keep me safe.