Feast of the Annunciation

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, when the angel announced to Mary that she would conceive Jesus, and she conceived Jesus by the Holy Spirit at that moment. Here is an Eastern prayer for the Annunciation Feast, complete with icon:

Lord who came down from heaven
and stayed in the womb of St. Mary,
after making the annunciation
to her through his head of angels, is blessed.
The Lord is blessed whom the heaven and earth,
Angels and mankind are praising always.
Oh Lord let the intercession of your mother
be a fort for us all.

Peace be unto thee,
Mother of the Sun of righteousness.
Peace be unto thee,
the palace of holiness,
Peace be unto thee
the ship full of blessings,
the fruit of your virginity is blessed,
Holy Mother please pray for us,
so that we would also
be holy like you in our lives.
Lord have mercy upon us.

Lord Jesus,
who was kind enough
to take the presence in humble virgin,
kindly live in us
and redeem us from
the strong bondages of sins and death.
Lord make us good and worthy divine homes,
so that you could stay in us.

Lord who had been kind enough
to take the human body from the virgin,
unite us all in your peace.
Unite us all with your grace.
Fill your love in us
so that we could share the love
with you and among us all.
Make us worthy to praise thee
with your blessed Mother and all the saints.

Holy virgin Mother, you are blessed,
By thy prayers
let the Holy church and her children
be saved from all sorts of calamities
and let all the departed get forgiveness for their sins.
Amen.

From Annunciation Prayers and Collects