O God of Patience, draw us into the mystery of your love.
Blessed Fra Angelico produced various depictions of today's Gospel story of the Annunciation. Although the 15th-century Dominican painter created significant variations on the same scene, it is said that he never retouched his paintings because, like the iconographers of Eastern Christianity, he believed that he produced them under divine inspiration; thus, they should not be changed.
O Bread of Life, nourish and sustain us as we journey in faith through Advent.
O God of our Longings, we long to see your face.
O King of All Nations and Cornerstone of the Church, rey de todas las naciones y piedra de la iglesia, come and deepen our love for all your people.
O Radiant Dawn, shine your light on those in the darkness of despair and need.
O Breath of God, breathe your energy and love into us and upon our earth.
O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, fill us with wonder and delight.
O Tree of Life, may we branch out in generosity to others.
O Prince of Peace, give us the alertness and courage to be peacemakers.