The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen..
Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Be it done unto me according to thy Word.
And the Word was made Flesh
And dwelt among us
Pray for us Holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ
Pour forth we beseech thee O Lord, thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the Same Christ Our Lord, Amen.
Prayer Request - Intercessory Prayer
‘Prayer’ is the word Christians use to describe individual communication with God. Prayer can be asking or thanking it can be quiet or loud, long or short, it can be public and shared, or silent and hidden. Prayer also means listening to God in our conscience and in our understanding but also in the new knowledge and insight that comes through hearing the words of the Bible or by meditating on Creation. There is no right or wrong way to pray; everyone is very different. The important fact about prayer is that God is very close to us – he is already dwelling within us and he desires us to be in a loving relationship with him. If we ask him his Spirit will help us.
Jesus taught his disciples to be honest and straightforward in their prayers and not too worry too much about religious language; prayer for Jesus was a ‘heart’ exercise, not a ‘mind’ exercise’. The Gospels record some of Jesus prayer’s - they are very conversational and show him opening up his hopes and fears to his Father in heaven. His prayer he summed up in the prayer we now know as the Lord’s Prayer.