Opening Prayer

Open a bible to Luke 1. Place a statue or icon of Mary near the bible. Honor Mary with flowers or a lighted votive.

LEADER: Holy Mary, full of grace

ALL: Help us trust God’s word.

LEADER: Holy Mary, Mother of God.

ALL: Let us give birth to the urgings of Spirit within us in acts of mercy and justice.

LEADER: Holy Mary, blessed are you among women.

ALL: We believe with you in your Son.