A family devotional based on Mary’s Magnificat. It includes a memory verse, conversation starters, prayer points, and a story. Click here for ideas on how to use the devotional.
If memorizing the whole verse is too difficult, memorize only the underlined portion.
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.”Luke 1:46-48, ESV
- Do you know what the word magnify means? What about the words rejoice and estate?
- Why do people sing?
- What are some songs you like?
- Why do we sing in church?
- Does God like it when we sing to Him?
- Praise God and magnify His name.
- Thank God for all His help.
- Ask Him to fill you with His Spirit so you can sing to Him.
Bed Time Story
Based on Luke 1:39-56
A few days after Gabriel told Mary she would have a baby, Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth.
For six months, Elizabeth’s baby had been growing in her womb. Sometimes, Elizabeth could feel the baby moving inside her womb.
When Mary entered Elizabeth’s house, she greeted Elizabeth. “Hi, Elizabeth!” she said with a smile in her face.
As soon as she heard Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth felt her baby jump inside her, and the Spirit of God filled her.
Elizabeth felt great joy, and she knew that Jesus was growing in Mary’s womb.
Why did Elizabeth feel joy? Why did she know that Jesus was growing in Mary’s womb? She knew this because the Spirit of God had filled her. The Spirit of God caused Mary to feel great joy and to know things she didn’t know before.
“Blessed are you!” said Elizabeth. “Blessed is the baby in your womb!” And she also said, “Blessed are you because you believed the word of God.”
The Spirit of God also filled Mary in that moment, and Mary praised God.
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!” said Mary.
Mary and Elizabeth had many things to talk about, so Mary stayed with Elizabeth for three months.
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