Learning to Pray from Mary’s Song

Heavenly Father I praise You for Your word that gives us insight to how people who came before us learned to talk and worship You. I praise You for Luke recording what Mary sang as a pray and worship.

Holy Spirit, Mary worshipped before You by saying and singing: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 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. He has performed mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped His servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.” [Luke 1:46-55] This all came from a young teen who understood that she would be ridiculed for many years for having a child not from her husband. She did not know but it was for told to her that she would see and experience deep sorrow and had to witness the brutal death of her son Jesus on the cross after being falsely accused, beaten, spit upon, and scourged. She would suffer the three days until His resurrection and she would eventually be at the upper room when the Holy Spirit came.

Her faith is a testament to all of us that we will be given much, expected much of us and suffer much as followers of Jesus. We will endure ridicule, as well as other sorrows. Yet if we remain faithful and continue to pray and worship God with all that we are, we will reach our destination and then start our lives the way we were intended too, before the fall of this sinful world. Heaven is not a place to sleep but to live life to the fullest and with God as our everything.

The end of all things is near. Therefore, be clear-minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:7-11