“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 1:46-47

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TODAY’S WORD…

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And Mary said,

‘My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.”

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– Luke 1:46-47 (NRSV)

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REFLECTION…

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The Blessed Virgin

had received within herself all the grace of the Holy Spirit,

she is full of peace and joy, and her soul overflows with love for God.

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God’s wonderful favours and His unsurpassable love

cause every humble soul to feel immense joy and gratitude.

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SHORT PRAYERS of JOY…adapted from the Psalms

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Lord, let all of us who take refuge in You rejoice;

let all of us sing joyful praises forever.

Spread Your protection over us,

that we who love Your Name may be filled with joy. [from Psalm 5:11]

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O Lord,

no wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.

My body rests in safety. [from Psalm 16:9]

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My God,

I will be glad and rejoice in Your unfailing love,

for You have seen my troubles,

and You care about the anguish of my soul. [from Psalm 31:7]

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Father,

let all who obey You rejoice in You!

Let all whose hearts are pure, shout for joy! [from Psalm 32:11]

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In You my heart rejoices, O God,

for I trust in Your Holy Name. [from Psalm 33:21]

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I will rejoice in You, my Lord.

I will be glad because You rescue me. [from Psalm 35:9]

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I sing praises to You, my God, and to Your name!

I sing loud praises to You who rides the clouds.

Your name is the Lord – and I rejoice in Your presence! [from Psalm 68:4]

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May all my thoughts be pleasing to You, my God,

for I rejoice in You. [from Psalm 104:34]

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I exult in Your Holy Name;

I worship You, my Lord, and I rejoice. [from Psalm 105:3]

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This is the day that You have made, O Lord,

and I will rejoice and be glad in it. [from Psalm 118:24]

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Amen.

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