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Reims; Annunciation, Gabriel and Mary; right jamb figures of the central portal, west facade / 1211- (Click the picture for more information)
Reproduced from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission. A complete edition of the prayers is available though Augsburg Fortress [link].
  • Thematic
  • O God,
    we rejoice in your salvation,
    for your Spirit brought to life in Mary
    the one who saves your people from their sins.
    Send your Spirit on your church
    to quicken all that is barren in us,
    that we may give birth to Christ
    for our world today. Amen.
  • Intercessory
  • O Loving One,
    your daughter Mary prayed to be your faithful servant.
    Hear the prayers of our hearts on behalf of your world.

    Prayers of the People, concluding with:

    Ever-surprising One,
    as your messenger came to Mary
    with words of your favor
    and the pledge of wondrous new life,
    may we, in our day,
    prove ourselves
    as ready to serve you,
    and as willing to bear the life you offer,
    for the blessing of our world. Amen.
  • Scripture
  • God of impossibilities,
    you chose to enter human flesh
    through the one who called herself lowly.
    Teach us who daily receive announcements of Christ's coming
    to live as Mary did,
    trusting in your power
    to bring your desire to fulfillment. Amen.