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Whole body clothed in praise

Seeking the prayers of the Bible in the Daily Bible Readings often brings days of interesting stories, proverbs, parables, or prophecies, but not necessarily prayer. Today, however, choices arose in the passage from Isaiah below and the Gospel reading from Luke 1:46-55, also known as The Magnificat. Since “ The song of Mary, Mother of Jesus ” had previously been prayer-a-phrased here, I encourage you to visit that post, too, to see and hear how beautifully Mary embodied this prayer-life of praise from the Prophets. Greatly will I rejoice in the LORD! My whole being shall exult in my God, Who clothes me with garments of salvation. God has robed me in righteousness – the way a bridegroom wears a garland or jewels adorn a bride. The whole earth brings forth beauty like a spring garden with shoots growing from what’s sown. So the Lord God has sown us with righteousness and praise ready to spring into flower and clothe the nations. ©2013, Mary Harwell Sayler , prayer-a-

The song of Mary, Mother of Jesus

Magnificat My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord! My spirit rejoices in God my Savior! God favored me, His lowly servant, and from this day all generations will call me blessed. The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is His Name. In every generation God has mercy on those who awe and honor Him. With strength of arm that can be seen, God scatters the pride of the proud. From high places, He casts down the mighty and lifts the lowly to new heights. God fills with good things those who hunger for Him but sends away those too filled with themselves to know they are empty. God comes to help His people! He remembers well the promise of mercy made to our forefathers and foremothers – to Abraham and the children of God forever. ©2012 Mary Harwell Sayler , prayer-a-phrase of Luke 1:46-55