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Advent: Vierde Sondag in Advent

Psalm

Mary's Song of Praise

46Mary said,

“My heart praises the Lord;

47my soul is glad because of God my Saviour,

48for he has remembered me, his lowly servant!

From now on all people will call me happy,

49because of the great things the Mighty God has done for me.

His name is holy;

50from one generation to another

he shows mercy to those who honour him.

51He has stretched out his mighty arm

and scattered the proud with all their plans.

52He has brought down mighty kings from their thrones,

and lifted up the lowly.

53He has filled the hungry with good things,

and sent the rich away with empty hands.

54He has kept the promise he made to our ancestors,

and has come to the help of his servant Israel.

55He has remembered to show mercy to Abraham

and to all his descendants for ever!”

Luke 1:46-55GNBOpen in Bible reader

A Prayer for the Nation's Restoration

1Listen to us, O Shepherd of Israel;

hear us, leader of your flock.

Seated on your throne above the winged creatures,

2reveal yourself to the tribes of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh.

Show us your strength;

come and save us!

3Bring us back, O God!

Show us your mercy, and we will be saved!

4How much longer, LORD God Almighty,

will you be angry with your people's prayers?

5You have given us sorrow to eat,

a large cup of tears to drink.

6You let the surrounding nations fight over our land;

our enemies insult us.

7Bring us back, Almighty God!

Show us your mercy, and we will be saved!

Psalms 80:1-7GNBOpen in Bible reader
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