Meditation Lk 1,26-38

Stand in God’s presence. God is present here and now, looking upon you with love.

Ask for the Grace: I will beg God our Lord that all my intentions and actions may be directed purely to the praise and service of His Divine Majesty

Fixing a place, a picture for meditation: See Palestine, the place, where we can see wars and unrests  till today. Look at the northern part of this land. Find there the small town Nazareth. There is a synagogue, a cemetery and a house made of clay. Miriam lives in this house. Miriam is probably about 14 – 16 years old. Try to see her face, how she looks like and see angel Gabriel. He comes to Miriam to say her news:  she will become the Mother of God.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for the grace of being a servant of God

1. God becomes human being, because His desire is to be as close as possible to a man. He does it with Love to people, to you. God wanted you and you were conceived because of the same Love. Think for a moment how amazing your birth was.

2. See the picture of this meditation: what does Miriam experience and what is feeling at the moment,  when angel Gabriel is giving her inner knowledge, that she will become the Mother of God? After all, she is engaged to Joseph. What feelings in her are born? What desires has she in her heart? Listen to the conversation between Miriam and angel Gabriel. Allow yourself to be there and give notice to the other participants of the event.

3. God destroyed Miriam's plan. Likewise, God comes to your life. Remind yourself, when God destroyed your plans. What kind of? What did you feel then and how did you react? What did you say to God? How did this event affect your life?

4. I am the handmaid of the Lord, I am the servant of the Lord. What do these words mean for you? What do you feel about it? How do you serve others in your daily routine?

Meditation: St Ignatius encourages in The Spiritual Exercises No. 2 … Because not so much knowledge, but internal feeling and the taste of things please and saturate the soul, that is, we stay where we feel interior movement … and nervously do not try to go on.

The final conversation: Spend a little time at the end, being with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit….as you would with a good friend: sometimes talking, sometimes listening, sometimes being together in silence. Speak to God about your feelings. Remember that times when ‘nothing is happening’ can also be significant. When you’re ready, end your prayer by saying thank you or using words that are familiar,such as the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father)–whichever feels right and comfortable. (The Spiritual Exercises No.54)