Advent Daybook, 27: Magnificat

My Advent daybook for these 24 days of waiting. Join me, won't you? (see previous Advent daybook 2016 posts here)


 Illustration of Pregnancy by   Rebeca Luciani

Illustration of Pregnancy by Rebeca Luciani


The Blessings of Mary by Elizabeth Mitchell, with Larry Campbell 


And Mary said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.

For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
— Luke 1:46b-55 (ESV)

prayer for the day:

As we joyfully await the glorious coming of the Christ, let us pray for the needs of the church, our community, and the world. [Insert your own prayers here].

God of joy and exultation, you strengthen what is weak; you enrich the poor and give hope to those who live in fear. Look upon our needs this day. Make us grateful for the good news of salvation and keep us faithful in your service until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives for ever and ever. Amen.

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(see all Advent daybook posts from 2015 here)