Prayer of Illumination: Luke 1

Here is a prayer of illumination (a prayer traditionally spoken before the reading and preaching of the Word), from the Worship@North website.

Prayer of Illumination
(inspired by Luke 1:26-38)

Faithful God,
you chose Mary, full of grace,
to be the mother of our Sovereign and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Now fill us with your grace, that with her,
we may understand your ways,
rejoice in your salvation,
and embrace your will;
through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen. 

~ from a collection of prayers posted on the Worship@North website.