Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Service

Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer ServiceIn many areas of the United States, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe may be one of the most important feast days in the Catholic school/parish religious education year. As the number of Hispanic Catholics rise in the United States, so does the devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Consider using this prayer service, which is adapted from Pope John Paul II’s prayer at his visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1979. Use it to start your day during the month of December, particularly on December 12, her feast day.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Service

All: Sign of the Cross

Leader: Heavenly Father, who Our Lady of Guadalupe called the “Lord of Heaven and Earth,” who is “in all places,” who “created all things,” and who “gives life and maintains its existence,” grant unto us the graces that come from devotion to the Virgin Mary, Mother of the true God, who we meet in Our Lady.

Reader: A reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians:

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, so that we might receive adoption. As proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God. (Galatians 4:4-7)

Leader: O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of the true God and Mother of the Church!, hear the prayer that we address to you with filial trust, and present it to your Son Jesus, our sole Redeemer.

(After each petition, pray together a Hail Mary.)

Leader: Mother of Mercy, Teacher of hidden and silent sacrifice, grant peace, justice and prosperity to our peoples; for we entrust to your care all that we have and all that we are, our Lady and Mother.

All: Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

Leader: Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, we pray to you for all the Bishops, that they may lead the faithful along paths of intense Christian life, of love and humble service of God and souls.

All: Hail Mary. . .

Leader: Grant to our homes the grace of loving and respecting life in its beginnings, with the same love with which you conceived in your womb the life of the Son of God.

All: Hail Mary. . .

Leader: Our hope, look upon us with compassion, teach us to go continually to Jesus and, if we fall, help us to rise again, to return to Him

All: Hail Mary. . .

Leader: We beg you to grant us a great love for all the holy Sacraments, which are, as it were, the signs that your Son left us on earth.

All: Hail Mary. . .

Leader: Thus, Most Holy Mother, with the peace of God in our conscience, with our hearts free from evil and hatred, we will be able to bring to all true joy and true peace, which come to us from your son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns for ever and ever.

All: Amen.

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Comments

  1. Maria Spenner says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you… I needed this and it fell literally onto my lap! I guess Our Mother is looking out for me! Great prayer to share with our formation classes- just in time.

  2. I am an eighth grade CCD Confirmation teacher and the principal of a small Catholic school. Your website has helped me immensely and I truly appreciate your hard work. Your post on tying Thanksgiving day to the Eucharist was beautiful. Those are exactly the sort of connections I am looking for to share with my students. Keep up the good work!

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