|The Annunciation, by Brigid Marlin, 2005.|
Eternal One, God of Compassion,
we turn from our beds
to rest our trust in You.
You sent your Son to be with us,
to walk with us in all our travails:
let us choose to walk alongside him today.
Let us bear Christ within our hearts,
as Mary bore him into the world;
let it be for us, too, according to your word.
Grant us the humility to accept your call to us,
and the strength and boldness to testify to your glory.
Humbly, we pour out our hearts before You,
Most Merciful God,
and ask You to send your angels to tend those we now name.