Prayer for the Seventh Meeting

Seventh Meeting

Lord Jesus, you have called us to reflect on the mysteries of your life on earth and through them, to come to know you more intimately.
We have made ourselves present to your Mother, Mary, when the angel Gabriel announced to her that your Father had chosen her to become the mother of the long-awaited Messiah. We have shared her moment of disbelief; listened to her hesitant question, ( “
How can this be, since I am a virgin?”); heard the angel’s words of reassurance; and stood in awe and wonder at the strength and courage with which Mary proclaimed, “Here I am, the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.”
As we leave the scene of the Annunciation and prepare to follow Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem and to witness your coming into the world, we ask you to send your Spirit upon us to give us new and enriching insights into the miracle of You, the Son of God, allowing yourself to be born into the world in just the same way as any other child. It is beyond our understanding that you should choose to be born, live and die for the salvation of all humanity.
May your Spirit guide us as we contemplate the Mystery of the Nativity. Please grant us the grace of knowing you more clearly, loving you more dearly and following you more nearly. Amen.