Annunciation of the Theotokos - March 25- a Prayer
O Lord God Almighty, Who wast pleased that Thine Only-begotten Son be incarnate of a woman that had not known marriage, and be made man for our salvation, and Who didst send Thine Angel Gabriel to the holy Virgin Mary with the good tidings of His conception, for that Thou hadst determined from before all ages that she should be the instrument of so great a Mystery!
By her prayers, and those of all Thy Saints, announce to our souls the good tidings of forgiveness of sins, through Thy Grace, and joy that shall never be taken away; bespeak peace unto Thy people;
make known to us the path by which we shall be well-pleasing unto Thy goodness, and set our feet on the way to Thy heavenly Kingdom.
Through the mercies and love for mankind of Thy Son, our Lord and master, with Whom Thou art blessed, together with Thine All-holy, and Good, and Life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.
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