Ask God to grant you peace as you celebrate Mary's brithday.
The feast of the Virgin Mary’s birth marks a great day in the history of the world, as it was a vital step in the coming of the Messiah.
Fittingly, the Church implores God’s grace to grant us a deep spiritual peace on this day.
Here is the collect prayer for this feast, asking God for his peace in our soul.
Impart to your servants, we pray, O Lord,
the gift of heavenly grace,
that the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin may bring deeper peace
to those for whom the birth of her Son was the dawning of salvation.
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.