As we set aside time for daily prayer, we can notice how our God nourishes, strengthens, loves and forgives us. Listen for the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Through silence, reading scripture, prayer, we learn to listen to the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
Here are a couple suggestions for the Advent season. Mary’s Magnificant: Luke 1: 46-55 and Zechariah’s prophecy when he was filled with the Holy Spirit: Luke 1:68-79. Read in entirety, then select a phrase to meditate on a few times during the day. At the end of the day, ask the Holy Spirit what enriching messaging God is speaking into your heart through the passage. Blessings to you as you read, listen and commune with God.
Mary’s Song of Praise – Magnificant
And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”