The Magnificat Prayer
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for you have looked with favor
on your lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call
me blessed:The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is your name.
You have mercy on those who fear you
in every generation.
You have shown the strength of your arm,
you have scattered the proud in their conceit.
You have cast down the mighty from their thrones, and have lifted up the lowly.
You have filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich you have sent away empty.
You have come to the help of your servant Israel for you have remembered
your promise of mercy, the promise you
made to our ancestors, to Abraham and Sarah and their children forever.