Almighty and merciful God, you cannot be understood by the one who sows hatred, you cannot be accepted by the one who loves violence; look upon our painful human condition, tried by cruel acts of terror and death; comfort your children and open our hearts to hope, so that our time can know days of serenity and peace.
(John Paul II, 12 Sept. 2001)
[Traditionally prayed at Noon]
V- The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
V- Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
V- And the Word was made Flesh.
V- Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
LET US PRAY: 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 to the Holy Spirit
Come, O Holy Spirit,
Send forth your Spirit
My soul magnifies the Lord,
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
The Canticle of Mary