The visitation of Mary

Tuesday, day 5 of our 9 day prayer series

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from Luke 1. 28-31,34-35,37-38

And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The Angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now you will concieve in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.”

Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the most high will overshadow you; threfore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. For nothing will be impossible with God.”  Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

Listen for a word with a willing heart

Respond with prayer and action

As Gabriel visited Mary, you visit us with news that we carry the life of your son within us.As you have sent him through the Holy Spirit, may we, like Mary, birth and welcome him into  the many homes from which we come. May it be as you have said, so that he can be known to our world as Jesus Christ, child of Mary, child of God. Amen

 

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