O God, who, fulfilling the promise made to our Fathers, chose the Blessed Virgin Mary to become the Mother of the Savior, grant that we may follow her example, for her humility was pleasing to you and her obedience profitable to us. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen
Prayer from Magnificat—U.S. Edition, Mass Collect, Friday, December 10, 2021.
Fra Angelico, Madonna of Humility, ca. 1440 (detail)