Have you ever considered how the words to the Magnificat (except for the second part of verse 48) might apply to your life…for instance God doing great things for you and looking with favor on you? I encourage you to read and pray this prayer with a fresh pair of eyes. Pray it as if you are in Mary’s place even though we are not as blessed as she is. Begin with “My soul”….. It’s a joyful prayer for us as well!
Luke 1:46-55 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Mary’s Song of Praise
46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
50 His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
Copyright © 2015 by Theresa M. Williams