When Elizabeth met Mary she loudly exclaimed, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child in your womb!”
She then humbly asked herself, “And who am I that the mother of my Lord should come and visit me?” (Luke 1:42-43)
Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, recognised that not only was Mary and the Child in her womb blessed but that the Child was the Son of God.
Holy Spirit, I offer myself to you, body and soul. Sanctify me with your power, watch over me and keep me in your grace. Amen.
Prayer: Psalm 63
O God, you are my God, for you I long:
For you, my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you
like a dry, weary land without water.
So I gaze on you in the sanctuary
to see your strength and your glory.
For your love is better than life,
my lips will speak your praise.
So I will bless you all my life,
in your name, I will lift up my hands.
My soul shall be filled as with a banquet,
my mouth shall praise you with joy.
At night, I remember you.
On you, I muse through the night
for you have been my help;
in the shadow of your wings, I rejoice.
My soul clings to you;
your right hand holds me fast.