Prayer: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. Amen.
Reading: Luke 1: 46b-55 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: This is probably a familiar passage to you. It’s Mary’s Magnificant. Lots of songs have been based on these words of the mother of our Lord. A particular favorite of mine is “The Canticle of the Turning.”
This is Mary’s song of praise. When I read this, I wondered what my song of praise to God might be. If I were to write my own personal Magnificant, what would I say? What would I say to God?
Ponder what your Magnificant would be today. How will you praise God with words and deeds? --Chad Hershberger
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