Singing Mary’s Magnificat In Our Time

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe-Prayer, Wednesday
15 August 2018, Solemnity of the Assumption of the BVM
Revelations 11:19;12:1-6,10//1Corinthians 15:20-27//Luke 1:39-56
            Pray for us O Holy Mother of God,
            that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
            Let us pray:

We praise and glorify you, God our loving Father, in bringing us back to you though we are not worthy of your love and mercy.  In the fullness of time, you sent your Son Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit to a virgin in Nazareth named Mary whom you have assumed body and soul into heaven upon the completion of her mission here on earth.

            And so, loving Father, we ask you for the grace to be like Mary, singing her Magnificat not only with our lips and voices but like her, with our lives so that when Christ returns at the end of time, we too would be assumed body and soul into heaven.

            Let us always proclaim your greatness, let our spirit rejoice in you alone, not in our selves nor talents nor achievements.  Keep us humble to remember everything is a grace from you that we are able to do so many things, great and small alike (Lk.1:46-48).

            Let us do your work always, your will be done – not our plans and agenda so that your mercy would pervade in this self-righteous world (Lk.1:50).

            Let us show the strength of your arm by working for justice and peace, guided by kindness, even by weakness to shame those who brag of their powers and might (Lk.1:51-52).
            Let us find our place in this world to make a stand for what is good and true by keeping a sacred space for you in our hearts and mind so we can stop usurping too much roles and credits to be seen and liked by everyone.  Keep us empty like Mary to be filled with your Holy Spirit to become the very presence of Jesus Christ (Lk.1:53-55).  Amen. Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II,Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria,Bulacan 3022
*Photo from Google, the famous painting of the Assumption by El Greco.

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