We beseech thee, O Lord,
pour thy grace into our hearts,
that as we have known the incarnation
of thy Son Jesus Christ,
announced by the message of an angel to the Virgin Mary,
so by his cross and passion
may we be brought to the glory of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord
who lives and reigns with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, who by the co-operation of the Holy Spirit, didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mary to become a habitation meet for thy Son: Grant that as we rejoice in her commemoration, we may be delivered by her loving intercession from our present evils and from eternal death. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

(From the Anglican Service Book)

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