Advent Daybook, 15: Mary

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

  Annunciation  by Janet Mackenzie

Annunciation by Janet Mackenzie

Mary by Patty Griffin & Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming by Mahalia Jackson

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:

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
— Book of Common Prayer


Use natural light and candlelight only today. (If you have a tree, keep that lit, too.)

(see all Advent daybook posts from 2015 here)