In Greek it was written in stanzas like a song. We can learn a lot about how to worship through her song (known as The Magnificat).
#1 Mary is worshipping God even while perplexed.
"The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid,Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God." Luke 1:28-35
Mary has a special role.
Worshipping God is right any time and anywhere.
She was worshipping where she was at.
She could have been killed because of being pregnant. She worshipped anyway.
She sure wouldn't look virtous to those who judged on the outside.
"46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior," Luke 1:46-47
Glorifies means magnifies. My soul makes larger the Lord in my eyes. She must have had a solid foundation in scripture to speak out/sing the Magnificat. She's bearing witness to the prophecies of Jesus's birth. She and Elizabeth, her cousin, knew first.
Worshipping God fromt he heart is what matters.
#2 She's singing when she's uncomfortable.
"Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth." Psalm 96:1
#3 She worshipped God for His mercy.
"for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me--
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation." Luke 1:48-50
She understood the Savior was coming!
"He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty." Luke 1:51-53
#4 She worships God for His awesome power.
God sees the world exactly opposite how humans do. He looks at the low things. Jesus said those who want to be first will be last; the great will be servants.
#5 She worships God for His faithfulness.
God kept His promise all those years. They waited 700 years for the Messiah.
We know the 2nd Coming of Christ is a promise and will happen one day.
Many probably through she'd never be in this position (unwed and pregnant)..
She has so many unknowns. But she's praising Him. She's not asking "Why me?"
God always keeps His promises.
"He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.” Luke 1:54-55
God's got this. If this is what God wants then it's a good thing. Singing this song, having this mindset will lead to something bigger than us.
#6 Mary follows this song with service.
She stays with Elizabeth while she will have her baby.
15 "Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." Hebrews 13:15-16
This puts praise and servanthood together. Praise is sacrifice. Looking to Him. Praise is pleasing to God. Praise -- then do good. It shouldn't be seasonal or occasional -- praise should be all the time. Every day, Praise God! Our cup overflows with blessings, with praise. Everyone should be able to see the puddle. We are called to glorify God. Why am I here? To praise God.