Reading and Prayer: December 8

December 8: Luke 1:34-35

“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 

Prayer: Dear God, you are the God of the miraculous. What seems impossible to us is possible to you. Help us to never lose heart whatever our circumstances, but to know that with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can expect the miraculous. Answer our anxieties with the assurance which comes from you. Overshadow us with your power, and fill us with hope and peace! Amen.