Dec 4, 2016

Affirmation of Faith: Luke 1:46-55

Here is a statement of faith for use with Mary’s song of praise in Luke 1: 46-55. It was written by Ann Siddall, and posted on the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre and Faith Community.

Statement of faith
(May be used following the reading of Luke 1:46-55,
or a sermon on that passage)

Our souls magnify the Lord,
and our spirits rejoice in God our Saviour,
for he looks with favour upon us
and sees our unrealized potential.

In the tradition of Mary,
and all who have said “yes” to God,
we stand here today,
to add our assent to theirs.

Like Mary, we feel overwhelmed;
we wonder if we are worthy,
or capable, of following the calling.
Like Mary, we have our questions
and we will not be afraid to ask them.
Like Mary, we will hear and ponder
the assurance that God will empower us.
Like Mary we will strive to say -
“Let it be with us according to your will.”

To whatever God is inviting of us
at this time in our lives,
and relying on God’s grace,

we say “yes.”

 


~ written by Ann Siddall, and posted on the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre and Faith Community website. http://stillpointsa.org.au/prayer/prayers-and-liturgies/