In the book of Luke, we get a glimpse into the heart of Mary after she learns she is expecting baby Jesus. This passage is known as “Mary’s song” or “Magnificat.”
Read Luke 1:39–55.
Did you know:
Mary’s song is filled with Old Testament concepts and phrases, revealing her deep knowledge of Scripture.
Mary’s song was modeled after Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel 2:1–10.
Mary’s song is divided into four distinct sections:
Praise for what God has done in her life (verses 46–48).
Attributes of God (verses 49–50).
Description of God’s sovereign action (verses 51–53).
Recall of God’s mercy to Israel (verses 54–55).
Read Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel 2:1–10. Compare and contrast it with Mary’s song.