IN LATIN, this response of Mary was “FIAT!” That tiny word holds lots of meaning. Literally it means “Let it be.” Perhaps we could also translate it as – Lord, I want what you want. What desires does God have for your life? What wild, amazing adventures does the Good God want to invite you on? Are you brave enough to ask?
Here’s a first step: simply open up your hands as you pray. Try it during the Our Father as you pray “Thy kingdom come, they will be done.” Pray for the grace to desire what God desires. Or try opening up your hands when you sing the Great Amen at the end of the consecration of the Mass. Let that gesture be your way of praying Whatever you want God that is what I want — help me to desire it.”
Don’t limit God by telling Him what you think you need. At times we don’t even know what the best thing is for us. We dream too small at times. So go ahead and try it. Open your hands and your heart and dare to say “FIAT!”