The Greatness of the Lord
Description: How much does your soul joyfully proclaim the greatness of the Lord? Mary’s Magnificat (from Luke 1:46-56) is a powerful prayer that we can use whenever we’re rejoicing in a blessing received or when we’re depressed by the need for blessings that we have not yet received.
You can pray the Magnificat like this:
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord. Rejoice! No matter how terrible a problem is, God is greater.
My spirit rejoices in God my savior. Rejoice! Even when I feel very unhappy, my spirit rejoices deep inside, because it knows that God is my savior. He is rescuing me even now, although I cannot yet see it nor understand how.
The Almighty has done great things for me. Rejoice! God is doing great things for me. And he will do great things for me. And he will do great things through me. It’s when I see my sufferings become valuable and useful, instead of wasted, futile destruction, that they no longer seem so terrible. Disasters have led to new life. Joy comes from giving purpose to my trials by taking what I’ve learned and using it in ministry for the benefit of others. …
Ideas for use: Personal meditation, Eucharistic Adoration, prayer groups, staff retreat, hospital visitations, RCIA, etc.
You might also like to see a video that the author made about The Miracle of the Magnificat.