O loving messenger of the Incarnation,
descend upon all those for whom I wish peace and happiness.
Spread your wings over the cradles
of the new-born babes,
O thou who didst announce the coming of the Infant Jesus.
Give to the young a lily petal
from the virginal scepter in your hand.
Cause the Ave Maria to re-echo in all hearts
that they may find grace and joy through Mary.
Finally, recall the sublime words spoken
on the day of the Annunciation:
“Nothing is impossible with God,”
and repeat them in hours of trial, to all I love,
that their confidence in Our Lord may be reanimated,
when all human help fails.