Mary's Response to Word of God from Gabriel     Lu 146-55        

A teenager whose heart was filled with Scripture

Mary said: My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour
146,47
Exalted be God my Saviour.   Ps 1846
My soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me
with garments of salvation.   Is 6110
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Saviour.   Hab 318
(also Zech 99)
For he has been mindful of the humble state
of his servant
148a
Though the Lord is on high,
he looks upon the lowly.   Ps 1386
To his servant Israel ...
to the One who remembered us in our low estate,
his love endures for ever.   Ps 13622,23
From now on all generations will call me blessed
148b
Then all nations will call you blessed,
for yours will be a delightful land.   Mal 312
For the Mighty One has done great things for me
149a
O God, you have done great things.   Ps 7119
The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.   Ps 1263
Holy is his name
149b
... holy and awesome is his name.   Ps 1119b
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation
150
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.   Exd 346
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm
151a
Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvellous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.   Ps 981
The sovereign Lord comes with power,
and his arm rules for him.   Is 4010
He has scattered those who are proud
in their nmost thoughts
151b
Everything he does is right
and all his ways are just.
And those who walk in pride
he is able to humble.   Dan 437
So the Lord scattered them from there
over all the earth.
Gen 118
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble
152
You save the humble,
but your eyes are on the haughty
to bring them low.   2 Sam 2228
The lowly will be exalted
and the exalted will be brought low.   Ezek 2126
He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty
153
For he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.   Ps 1079
You save the humble but bring low
those whose eyes are haughty.   Ps 1827
He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to
be merciful to Abraham and his descendants
forever, even as he said to our fathers
154,55
He has remembered his love and his faithfulness
to the house of Israel.   Ps 983
For the Lord your God is a merciful God;
he will not abandon or destroy or
forget the covenant
with your forefathers.   Deut 431