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Prayers

Prayer for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Virgin 1577

MAGNIFICAT

My soul proclaims God's greatness and my spirit rejoices in my savior.

For God has recognized my lowliness as handmaid.

Behold, from henceforth all generations will call me blessed

Because the Almighty has done great things for me,

The One whose name is holy,

The One whose mercy extends from generation to generation to all who live in awe of God.

God has shown strength and scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,

Put down the powerful from their thrones,

Lifted up the lowly,

Filled the hungry with good things,

And sent the rich away empty.

God has nurtured servant Israel,

Remembering to be merciful as the Merciful One spoke to our fathers and mothers,

To Abraham and Sarah, and to their posterity forever.

Amen.