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  The Magnificat
Luke’s Gospel recounts a song of praise as Mary and Elizabeth, both with
child, greet one another. This prayer of praise is known as the Magnificat, from the first word of the prayer in Latin.
My soul glorifies the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour. He looks on his servant in her lowliness;
henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy his name!
His mercy is from age to age,
on those who fear him.
He puts forth his arm in strength and scatters the proud hearted. He casts the mighty from their thrones
and raises the lowly.
He fills the starving with good things, sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant, remembering his mercy,
the mercy promised to our ancestors, to Abraham and his descendants
for ever.
Prayers from our Catholic Tradition
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father [touch forehead], and of the Son, [touch chest]
and of the Holy Spirit [touch each shoulder]. Amen. [hands together]
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father,
who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come;
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace!
The Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women
And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.
Glory Be
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.
Holy Spirit prayer
Come, Holy Spirit.
Fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit
and there will be a new creation; and you will renew the face of the earth.
Grace before meals
Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts which we are about to receive from your goodness, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Act of Contrition
O my God, I am very sorry that I have sinned against you, because you are so good;
and with your help,
I will not sin again. Amen.
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, (bow) born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead; heascendedintoheaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.

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