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DAILY DEVOTIONS:

May
31

'Welcoming Mary, Jesus'

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

...Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb."

- Luke 1:41-42

In the meeting of Mary and Elizabeth, so much resonates. They each recognize the action of God in the life of the other. They have listened and heard good news about each other, and they bring it all into their encounter. They rejoice in each other's sight and welcome the precious lives that they carry.

I once had a rosary where the circle of beads was joined to the shorter strand not by a medal, but by a small glass bubble. When you held that bubble up to your eye and squinted, a delicate, colorful image of Our Lady of Guadalupe filled your vision.

To see Mary is no distraction. For when I welcome her, something else happens too; like Elizabeth, I welcome the Christ she bears. In greeting her, I offer God praise, as her cousin does, for it is God who has done this, graciously entering creation in this ordinary, extraordinary way.

Hail Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with you.

- Amy Welborn
 
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And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.......
Dave | Posted on: 2016-05-31 22:16:07
 
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners and help guide us to live the life so that we may also be favored by our dear Lord. Amen.
KS | Posted on: 2016-05-31 10:31:50
 
Amen! :)
freeter | Posted on: 2016-05-31 07:48:11
 
I love Mary's praise in the Magnificant! She has the focus and desire to magnify (increase) not Who God is, but her understanding of Who He is! She remembered what God has done to remind herself "How Great Thou Art!" because we have limited human capacity to understand the greatness of God........

Luke 1:46-55, "And Mary said,

* My soul magnifies the Lord,
* and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
* for He has looked on the humble estate of His servant (you and me).
* For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
* for He who is mighty has done great things for me,
* and holy is His name.
* And 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 mighty from their thrones
* and exalted those of humble estate;
* He has filled the hungry with good things,
* and the rich He has sent away empty.
* He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy,
* as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
* Amen!

Lord, give me the heart of Mary! So my understanding can be magnified of Your greatness! I echoed Mary's song for You have done great things throughout generations upon generations, and especially in my personal life! I praise You, Lord! I adore You, Lord! and I love You, Lord, with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind and all my strength! Amen!

Greatness of God by Hillsong United
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7mXPv8WMJI
Salina | Posted on: 2016-05-31 07:14:35
 
Amen. Thank you Blessed Mother for your intercession and for the rosary. Pray for us that we made be worthy of the promises of Christ.
EM | Posted on: 2016-05-31 06:26:49
 
Thank you Lord for today and this Gospel today. Thank you Holy Mother
For your prayers on our behalf and for your love. Thank you Lord for your
Many blessings and most of all for your great sacrifice. Thank you Holy
Father for the opportunity of forgiveness and reconciliation. Please Lord
Have mercy. Amen
A Sinner | Posted on: 2016-05-31 06:15:23
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Thank you "A Sinner"...your daily prayer is being built up as we speak...Praise God for his gracious love to us and through his Holy Mother Mary (Mother of Mercy) through her Son Jesus Christ with the Power of the Holy Spirit!!!
Jack | Posted on:: 2016-05-31 07:52:37
 
Blessed Mother please watch over my children out West. Thank you for the constant love and grace you afford us. Please pray for me to do God's will as you have. Amen.
Kathi | Posted on: 2016-05-31 05:31:42
 
 
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