2022-12-20 “May Our Souls Glorify God Our Creator and Our Spirits Rejoice in Christ Our Saviour”(Luke 1:46-56)

May Our Souls Glorify God Our Creator and Our Spirits Rejoice in Christ Our Saviour 願我們的心尊神我們的創造主為大,我們的靈以基督我們的救主為樂“(Luke 路加福音1:46-56)

And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. …


This Mary’s song is often called ‘The Magnificat’ and has at least 12 other allusions to the Old Testament. This means that Mary was a woman who studied and knew God’s word having it on her heart and pouring it out through her song. Mary knew that she needed a Saviour. Her song mainly celebrates God’s goodness, faithfulness and power. It also shows the futility of trusting in self, of trusting in political power, or of trusting in riches. Mary’s trust was in God, and it was rewarded. To Mary was granted the blessedness of being the mother of the Son of God. She rejoiced and gloried in God, though the child was not yet born.


Prayer: God of Trinity, thank you for the example of Mary who did exactly what such greatly blessed people should do: magnifying you, the Lord. This is something every blessed believer should do because this remedies pride and self-congratulation reminding us your holy name and the need of Jesus Christ for our salvation. May we rejoice in the Holy Spirit for what you have done for us. Amen.

禱告: 三一神啊,為馬利亞的榜樣感謝你,她正正作了那如此大大蒙福的子民所理應作的:尊主你為大,這是每位蒙福的信徒理應作的一些事,因為這糾正驕傲和沾沾自喜,提醒我們你的聖名和我們得著耶穌基督救恩的需要。願我們為著你已為我們所作的,在聖靈裡歡欣喜樂。阿們。

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