My Own Annunciation Prayer
My Annunciation Prayer
Dear Lord, the Archangel Gabriel told Mary to “rejoice” because “the Lord is with you.”
I know that You are with me, too. May I rejoice in You. May I always remember that You are with me at all times.
“Blessed are you” the Archangel told Mary.
Lord, I know I am blessed. You have blessed me with so many good things, including the gift of faith. May I use all the gifts You give me for the right purposes-for the purposes for which You have given them to me. May I also be greatful* to You for Your many gifts to me.
“Do not fear” Mary was instructed.
How I need to hear that, too! May I turn my thoughts and my heart to You, O Lord, when I begin to fear. May I look at You and trust in You instead of focusing on fear.
Mary found favor with You, Lord. She was sinless. She was honored to be Your very own mother. May I, too, find favor with You by my faith and by the way I live my life with Your grace and assistance.
Jesus, Your “reign will be without end.” Please help me to remember this, for it reminds me that my soul was made for Heaven, not for this earth. With Your help, may I keep my eyes on Heaven instead on temporal things of the earth.
The Holy Spirit came upon Mary and she conceived Jesus. Holy Spirit, You came upon me at my Baptism and at my Confirmation. You also fill me with Your love and grace when I receive You in the sacraments of the Eucharist and Confession. May I remember that You are with me, guiding and helping me. May I turn to You more often.
The Archangel told Mary that “nothing is impossible with God.” Lord, may I remember this truth. May my faith in You be so strong that I do not doubt You.
“I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say,” were Mary’s words, her fiat. May my words and my own life echo the words of Mary: I am the servant of the Lord. Let God’s will be done in me.
My Annunciation Prayer is an original prayer by Mary of Blessed Catholic Mom. It may not be copied without the permission of the author.
*Note on my use of greatful instead of grateful: To me, a grate is a grid or part of a cheese grater, not a condition of the heart. Our hearts can be great in love and gratitude; they can inspire us to greatness. I am greatful for the great things God has done for me. Thus, I spell
grateful greatful this way.
My Annunciation Prayer is based on or inspired by Mary’s fiat Luke 1: 26-38. Mary gave her wholehearted “Yes” to God and His will for her. May I recognize God’s blessings to me in my life. With the help of God’s grace, may I say “Yes” to Him completely and unconditionally in my life.
The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: How to Practice the Sacred Heart Devotion by Rev. John Croiset shares the message Jesus gave to St. Margaret Mary about His Sacred Heart. Fr. Croiset was the spiritual director for St. Margaret Mary for 43 years. The book also contains St. Margaret Mary’s prayers to the Sacred Heart and the Sacred Heart Promises.