August 15 Prayer Lk.1:45-55, Ps.138
‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord.’
Mary is noted as singing a song of praise after hearing that she will be the bearer of God's promise from age to age and birth his life into the world.
How can this be? She asks.
We begin again in prayer with our eyes set on the promises of God.
We may not always know the ‘how’, but can we believe in the ‘this can be’?
Every promise God speaks to a collective people is a promise for each individual. He sees us as one people, one body, his children a part of his family, the divine trinity. We are the ones to bring his new life into the world.
How can this be?
Can we praise him now for what can be fulfilled in and through us?
Amazing, wonderful magnificent God, we bow down before you in awe of your greatness, your mercy and loving kindness to us today.
We do not know how you can bring glory through us lowly humans yet you choose to do so.
We believe that every promise you have made you will keep since your love is constant and endless.
I ask you Lord, to finish every good thing that you have begun in me!
Strengthen the depth within all of our souls breathing fresh courage within us today.
May we collectively proclaim your mercy and believe in the strength of your promises in our generation and to all generations.
Bring new life and hope through us this very hour.
In the beautiful name and power of Jesus,
We pray ,