MARY’S PRAYER: A BEAUTIFUL LESSON
We all want God's mercy in our lives, but have you ever wondered how to achieve this? Through Mary's prayer, you understand how this is possible.
If you are a person who needs God’s mercy, pay attention to this prayer from Mary. She expressed to God her understanding of His mercy:
“And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth 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 on those who fear Him From generation to generation” (Luke 1:46-50).
In other words, here, she gives a tip about what qualifies a person to receive God’s mercy: humility.
God’s mercy is renewed every morning. It is countless (when we look throughout history at how He was merciful to David, Moses, Peter and Paul).
But you will notice that God’s mercy has always extended to the sincere. Sometimes, a person is even committing atrocities, but with sincerity in their heart. Like Paul, for example, who killed Christians thinking he was doing a service for God. In other words, his zeal for God was so great (although it is a blind zeal) that he was willing to kill to protect his religion. Some people are acting in ignorance.
So, when you need God’s mercy, you must look inside yourself and see if you have already torn down the barrier of pride because the lack of sincerity prevents God’s mercy from reaching you. First, you have to break down these barriers. God needs you to humble yourself before Him and be sincere, and He will have mercy. Isn’t that what we expect from someone who makes mistakes against us? You want the person to recognise the mistake they made.
Mercy is for those who want to change. It’s for someone who isn’t ashamed to say: “It was me”. God’s weak spot is the humility and sincerity of human beings. When God meets someone like this, His heart is softened, and He extends His favour to the person, no matter what has happened.
Reflect on this message by watching the video above.