My soul doth magnify the Lord.
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name.
And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.
He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy:
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
the Magnificat Prayer
The word Magnificat is latin for “magnify”. As in “My soul doth magnify the Lord.”
Further more, this Magnificat prayer is derived directly from the bible word for word. In Luke 1:46-55, we read the Magnificat prayer as Our Lady visits her cousin St. Elizabeth shortly after the Incarnation.
Moreover, the Catholic church conmemorates The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin St. Elizabeth on the 2nd of July.
Also, in the Magnificat prayer, we can appreciate Our Lady’s profound humility and God’s mercy towards His poor servants in comparison to the rich, the proud and the unjust rulers of this world.
Finally, we can rest assured that if we strive to remain humble, God will guide us and have mercy on us. Likewise, the Magnificat prayer is testimony of this.
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