Praise be to God our Father. You created us out of love and all that we have belongs to You. In gratitude, may we return that love by sharing our gifts with others, bearing witness to our faith, and teaching our children in Your ways. Mary said at the Annunciation, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord, may it be done to me according to your word." Help us to follow Mary's example and be open to Your will. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.