Father, creator and redeemer of us all, you decreed, and your Word became man, born of the Virgin Mary.
May we come to share the divinity of Christ, who humbled himself to share our human nature, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Oh, God of wisdom, I want to praise you and give you my life.
Like a loving parent, you bless me.
You have watched over me, knowing my history and the path that led me to you.
Thank you for the peace you promise peace in my life.
I ask that I be always aware of the strength of your great power.
May it never leave me.
So many people before me in so many generations, have served you so humbly, answering your call.
Please give me the wisdom and courage to be your humble servant.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel!
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