Loving God and Father, time and time again, You bring fruit out of human barrenness. With the words of angels You communicated to the chosen people of the covenant but now we have Your Word Himself as our Lord and Savior. Help us always to hear Christ speaking in our hearts. He alone can relieve our fears and anxieties. Only Christ can bring Your life to this world. In His Holy Name then, give children to those who ask and give faith to those who are barren of heart, especially those in our families. We ask this through Christ our Lord.