On this feast of the Annunciation, I share with you one of my favorite prayers from the founder of the Daughters of St. Paul, Blessed James Alberione:
Prayer to Our Lady of the Annunciation
Queen of heaven and earth,
daughter of the Father,
Mother of the divine Son,
spouse of the Holy Spirit,
I praise God for the unique grace given to you.
Mary, you became the great Mother of our divine Savior,
our Master, true Light of the world,
uncreated Wisdom, source of all truth and first Apostle of truth.
You gave the world the book to read, the eternal Word.
For this I bless the holy Trinity
and I ask you to obtain for me
the grace of heavenly wisdom,
to be a fervent disciple of Jesus
and to be lovingly devoted to the Church,
the pillar of truth.
Make the light of the Gospel
shine to the farthest bounds of the earth.
Queen of the Apostles, pray for us!
I love it, especially the line “first Apostle of truth” – Beautiful.
Take a moment to pray this prayer today if you feel inspired!