Tale of Two Collects

From the Breviary of 1961, Annunciation: “It was your will, O God, that your divine Word should become flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary when the Angel made his announcment: grant that your faithful who believe in this divine motherhood may have their prayers heard through Mary’s intercession.”

From the current breviary: “God our Father, your Word became man and was born of the Virgin Mary. May we become more like Jesus Christ, whom we acknowledge as our redeemer, God and man.” (This is the current translation. The Latin is much better: Deus, qui Verbum tuum in útero Vírginis Maríæ veritátem carnis humánæ suscípere voluísti, concéde, quæsumus, ut, qui Redemptórem nostrum Deum et hóminem confitémur, ipsíus étiam divínæ natúræ mereámur esse consórtes.)