The Opening Prayer from this weekend’s Mass is probably one of the most well-known of all the Opening Prayers prayed during Mass. The Opening Prayer this weekend is also the prayer said at the end of the Angelus.
If you have not prayed the Angelus for a while, or if it is a new prayer in your spiritual armoury, here it is:
V/ The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary
R/ And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
V/ Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R/ Be it done unto me according to thy Word.
V/ The Word was made flesh.
R/ And dwelt amongst us.
V/ Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R/ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord,
Your Grace into our hearts;
that as we have known the incarnation of Christ,
your Son by the message of an angel,
so by His passion and cross
we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.