God our Father,
the angel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary
that she was to be the mother of your Son.
Though Mary was afraid,
she responded to your call with joy.
Help us, whom you call to serve you,
to share like her in your great work
of bringing to our world your love and healing.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
the light who is coming into the world. Amen.
Have a chat with someone: What’s a favourite memory you have of your mum or a mother-like figure in your life?
Do something that you have been too nervous or afraid to do.