First Joyful Mystery:
The Annunciation
(Intention: Population and right to life)

[ Recite 1 Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - 1 Glory be to the Father ]

When the darkness of sin covered mankind, your love and humility, kind Mother, turned the face of the Father toward His erring children. Though the message of the Angel was difficult for you to understand, you accepted the Will of God with trust and love.

You questioned neither His Power nor His Wisdom, but asked only how this great Mystery was to be accomplished. We live in a world that does not accept the Father's Wisdom, does not trust in His Providence, does not believe in His Power. We cannot see beyond tomorrow and so the present moment is bereft of the knowledge of His Presence.

Your trust in the Father's Will made the miraculous simple. Why can't we trust His plan in our lives as you trusted Him in your's? Even though the child born to be the Saviour would suffer untold agonies, you never for a moment hesitated in your Fiat. The women of our day fear the future of their unborn children. In an act of misguided zeal they sometimes deprive the Father of the opportunity to manifest His Power, bestow upon us His Goodness and populate the Kingdom with children of light.

Give us a share of your Faith and Hope that we may bow before the Infinite Wisdom of God and accept the treasures He deigns to bestow upon us. Let us leave creation to His Omnipotence, the future to His Providence and mankind to His Wisdom.