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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    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.

       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.”

    Luke 1:46-55