Abstract

As the fulfillment of all the hopes of women’s songs in Scripture, Mary’s Magnificat extols the work of God. She sings of God’s faithfulness in the past and previews God’s goodness in the future, appropriately naming God’s work with her as the mode through which God will manifest the Savior. Delivered soon after she assents to the Incarnation when she visits her family member Elizabeth, Mary’s prophetic song has become the prayer of the church. That the formation of Scripture and liturgy has played out in this divinely providential way acts as an encouragement for women’s voices in ecclesial spaces and invites all followers of Jesus, her Son, to magnify God with her.

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