Prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe

MEMORARE TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
MORNING OFFERING TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE #1
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE # 2
DEDICATION OF A CHILD TO OUR LADY
TRIDIUM TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
CHAPLET OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE


 


 


MEMORARE TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, that in thy celestial apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, thou didst promise to show thy compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting thee, seek thy help and call upon thee in their necessities and afflictions.

Thou didst promise to hearken to our supplications, to dry our tears and to give us consolation and relief. Never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, either for the common welfare, or in personal anxieties, was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Mary, ever Virgin Mother of the True God! Though grieving under the weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves in thy august presence, certain that thou wilt deign to fulfill thy merciful promises. We are full of hope that, standing beneath thy shadow and protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor need we fear illness, or misfortune, or any other sorrow.

Thou hast decided to remain with us through thy admirable image, thou who art our Mother, our health and our life. Placing ourselves beneath thy maternal gaze and having recourse to thee in all our necessities we need do nothing more. O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer us.
[Here mention your petition.]

Five Hail Marys.
(in gratitude for the four apparitions to Juan Diego and the one to Juan Bernardino).


MORNING OFFERING TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE


  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Heart of my Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe, I unite to thy purity, thy sanctity, thy zeal and thy love, all my thoughts, words, acts, and sufferings this day, that there may be nothing in me that does not become through thee, a pleasure to Jesus, a gain to souls, and an act of reparation for the offenses against thy Heart. 
 


PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE #1

O Virgin of Guadalupe,
Mother of the Americas,
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.
Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of Fair Love,
protect our families so that
they may always be united
and bless the upbringing of our children.

Our hope, look upon us with pity,
teach is to go continually to Jesus,
and if we fall
help us to rise again and return to Him
through the confession of our faults
and our sins in the Sacrament of penance,
which gives peace to the soul.

We beg you to grant us a great love
of all the holy Sacraments,
which are, as it were,
the signs that your Son left us on earth.
Thus, Most Holy Mother,
with the peace of God in our consciences,
with our hearts free from evil and hatred,
we will be able to bring to all others
true joy and peace,
which come to us from your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
who with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Amen.

- (Pope John Paul II.)


PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE #2

O our Lady of Guadalupe,
mystical rose,
make intercession for Holy Church,
protect the Sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke thee in their necessities,
and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary
and Mother of the true God,
obtain for us from thy most holy Son
the grace of keeping our faith,
sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life,
burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance.


The following may be added.

Dearest Lady,
fruitful Mother of Holiness,
teach me Your ways of gentleness and strength.
Hear my prayer,
offered with deep felt confidence to beg this favor...

(State your prayer request here.)

O Mary,
conceived without sin,
I come to your throne of grace
to share the fervent devotion
of your faithful Mexican children
who call to Thee under the glorious title "Guadalupe" -
the Virgin who crushed the serpent.

Queen of Martyrs,
whose Immaculate Heart was pierced
by seven swords of grief,
help me to walk valiantly
amid the sharp thorns strewn across my path.
Invoke the Holy Spirit of Wisdom
to fortify my will to frequent the Sacraments so that,
thus enlightened and strengthened,
I may prefer God to all creatures
and shun every occasion of sin.

Help me,
as a living branch of the Vine
that is Jesus Christ,
to exemplify His divine charity
always seeking the good of others.
Queen of Apostles,
aid me to win souls
for the Sacred Heart of my Savior.
Keep my apostolate fearless,
dynamic, and articulate,
to proclaim the loving solitude of Our Father in Heaven
so that the wayward may heed His pleading
and obtain pardon,
through the merits of Your Merciful Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.


DEDICATION OF A CHILD
TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Dear Mary,
Your Message of love and care on Tepeyac Hill
floated like a lilting lullaby
into the fresh golden dawn.
Softly you called to Juan Diego,
"least of your sons,"
a man of middle years,
but guileless and childlike in spirit.

Through him you invited all your children to come to you,
the ever-virgin Mother of God,
to look to you as a mother
who wanted only to show a mother’s love.
You would give them whatever they needed,
help and protection,
strength and comfort.
As a lasting proof you left us
your own marvelous picture,
unpainted by any human hand.

Today we bring to you
our child N.___________ (as yet Unborn).
May this little one always know
and love you as holy Mary,
Mother of the true God
in whom we live and have our being.
May this new soul,
fresh breathed forth from the creator,
giving life to the body,
be like the soul of Juan Diego,
simple, pure and good.

Dear Lady of Guadulupe,
touch this petal of our hearts
with the wintry roses of Tepeyac,
so that a fragrant joy and peace
may spread along its path of earthly life,
reminding men of you
and sweetly drawing them to your waiting heart.

Take this child as your own.
Lady lovely and demure,
enfolded in the mantle of your care,
until the day when in a new land,
all your children join with you,
their merciful mother,
endlessly giving praise and thanks
to God the Father,
Son and Holy Spirit.


TRIDIUM TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

“I chose this place and made it holy,
in order that my name might be honored,
and my eyes and heart might remain there forever.” - 2 Chr. 7:16

"Who is this that comes forth like the dawn,
as beautiful as the moon, as resplendent as the sun..?" - Song 6:10

Hail Mary...

“I am the Mother of fair love,... and of knowledge, and of holy hope...
My memory is unto everlasting generations” Eccl. 24:24, 28.

Prayer:

O God, You have been pleased to bestow upon us unceasing favors
by having placed us under the special protection
of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary.
Grant us, your humble servants,
who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth,
the happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe,
that in your apparitions on Mount Tepeyac
you promised to show pity and compassion to all who,
loving and trusting you,
seek your help and protection.

Accordingly, listen now to our supplications
and grant us consolation and relief.
We are full of hope that,
relying on your help,
nothing can trouble or affect us.
As you have remained with us through your admirable image,
so now obtain for us the graces we need.

Amen.


CHAPLET OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

    How to pray the Chaplet of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    The Chaplet of Guadalupe has a cross, 21 beads and a medal. Between the cross and the medal, there 1 bead, a set of 4 beads and then another bead. Elsewhere on the Chaplet, there are 4 sets of 3 beads, each separated by 1 bead (total of 3).

    Begin with the following prayer:

    "Our Lady of Guadalupe,
    Mystical Rose,
    make intercession for our Holy Church,
    protect the sovereign Pontiff,
    help all those who invoke you in their necessities,
    and since you are the ever Virgin Mary
    and Mother of the true God,
    obtain for us from your most Holy Son
    the grace of keeping our faith,
    of sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life,
    of burning charity,
    and the precious gift of final perseverance."

    Amen.

    On the first bead, pray 1
"Our Father...".

    Pray 4
"Hail Marys..."
on the set of 4 beads in honour of Our Lady of Guadalupe's 4 apparitions to Blessed Juan Diego.

    Pray 1
"Glory Be...".

    Each set of 3 beads represents one apparition.

    The First Apparition:
    Our Lady of Guadalupe appears to Blessed Juan Diego. Our Lady requests a temple in her honour.

    Pray 1
"Our Father..."

    Prayer:
    "Our Lady of Guadalupe,
    my Queen and my Mother,
    I thank you for your first apparition
    to Blessed Juan Diego
    when you revealed that you are the Most Pure Virgin,
    Mary, Mother of the True God and Mother of all mankind.
    I thank you for requesting a temple
    to be built where you stood,
    to bear witness to your love,
    your compassion,
    your aid and your protection
    for all who would love you,
    trust you, and invoke your help."

    Pray 3
"Hail Marys..."
followed by 1
"Glory Be...".

    The Second Apparition:
    Our Lady of Guadalupe gives Blessed Juan Diego encouragement after his return from the Bishop’s house.

    Pray 1
"Our Father..."

    Prayer:
    "Our Lady of Guadalupe,
    my Queen and my Mother,
    I thank you for your second apparition
    to Blessed Juan Diego when,
    upon his return from the Bishop’s house,
    he knelt in humiliation
    and defeat before you
    since he was unable to accomplish your mission.
    I thank you for the courage
    and encouragement you gave to Blessed Juan Diego
    to make a second appeal to the Bishop."

    Pray 3 "Hail Marys..."
followed by 1
"Glory Be...".

    The Third Apparition:
    Our Lady of Guadalupe promises a sign to Blessed Juan Diego for the Bishop.

    Pray 1
"Our Father..."

    Prayer:
    "Mother, I thank you for your third apparition
    to Blessed Juan Diego when,
    after this unsuccessful attempt to have a temple built,
    you said to him,
    'So be it, son.
    Return tomorrow in order that you may secure for the Bishop,
    the sign for which he has asked.
    When this is in your possession,
    he will believe you;
    he will no longer doubt your world
    and suspect your good faith.
    Be assured that I shall reward you
    for all that you have undergone.'"

    Pray 3
"Hail Marys..." followed by 1
"Glory Be...".

    The Fourth Apparition:
    Our Lady of Guadalupe fulfills her promise by showing herself on the tilma of Blessed Juan Diego.

    Pray 1
"Our Father..."

    Prayer:
    Our Lady of Guadalupe,
    my Queen and my Mother,
    I thank you for your fourth apparition
    to Blessed Juan Diego
    when you ordered him to pick the roses
    he would find on the summit of the hill
    and bring them to you.
    I thank you for arranging them
    in his tilma when you said,
    'This cluster of roses is the sign
    that you shall take to the Bishop.
    You are to tell him, in my name,
    that in this he will recognize my will
    and that he must fulfill it.
    You will be my ambassador,
    wholly worthy of my confidence.
    Only in the presence of the Bishop
    shall you unfold your mantle
    and disclose that which you carry.'
    I thank you for your image
    printed on the tilma
    which appeared when the roses were released.

    Pray 3 "Hail Marys..." followed by 1 "Glory Be...".

    Closing Prayer:
    Remember, 0 most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe,
    that in thy celestial apparition on the Mount of Tepeyac,
    thou didst promise to show thy compassion
    and pity towards all who,
    loving and trusting thee,
    seek thy help and call upon thee
    in their necessities and afflictions;
    also to hearken to our supplications,
    to dry our tears and to give us consolation and relief.

    Inspired with this confidence
    we come before thy august presence,
    certain that thou wilt deign
    to fulfill thy merciful promises.
    We are full of hope that,
    standing beneath thy protection
    nothing will trouble or afflict us.
    Thou has desired to remain with us
    through thy admirable image,
    thou who art our Mother,
    our health and our life.

    O Mary, Mother of God,
    hear our petitions and in thy mercy answer us.

    Amen

    Optional Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Our Lady of Guadalupe, my mother,
    into your hands joined in prayer,
    take my prayers,
    petitions and hopes,
    and present them to Jesus for me.

    Remembering the love
    and care your hands rendered to Him,
    He will not refuse what they hold now,
    even though they are from me.

    Amen.




Novena to Our Lady Of Guadalupe

This novena prayer, written by Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D., is approved by Bishop Burke for use preceding Consecration / Renewal.

Our Lady of Guadalupe,
According to your message in Mexico
I venerate you as "the Virgin Mother
Of the true God for whom we live,
The Creator of all the world,
Maker of heaven and earth."
In spirit I kneel before your most holy Image
Which you miraculously imprinted
Upon the cloak of the Indian Juan Diego,
And with the faith
Of the countless numbers of pilgrims
Who visit your shrine,
I beg you for this favor:
To be a generous, self-sacrificing,
Faithful Marian Catechist all the days of my life.

Remember, O Immaculate Virgin,
The words you spoke to your devout client,
"I am a merciful Mother to you
And to all your people
Who love me and trust in me And invoke my help.
I listen to their lamentations and solace
All their sorrows and their sufferings."

I beg you to be a merciful Mother to me,
Because I sincerely love you and trust in you
And invoke your help.
I entreat you, Our Lady of Guadalupe,
To grant my request,
If this should be the Will of God,
In order that I may
"Bear witness to your love, your compassion,
Your help and protection."
Do not forsake me in my needs. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us. Hail Mary . . . (3 times)

First Day

Dearest Lady of Guadalupe,
Fruitful Mother of holiness,
Teach me your ways
Of gentleness and strength.
Hear my humble prayer
Offered with heartfelt confidence
To beg this favor (State your petition).

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Second Day

O Mary, conceived without sin,
I come to your throne of grace
To share the fervent devotion
Of your faithful Mexican children
Who call to you
Under the glorious Aztec title of Guadalupe.
Obtain for me a lively faith
To do your Sonís holy will always:
May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Third Day

O Mary,
Whose Immaculate Heart
Was pierced by seven swords of grief,
Help me to walk valiantly
Amid the sharp thorns
Strewn across my pathway.
Obtain for me the strength
To be a true imitator of you.
This I ask you, my dear Mother.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Fourth Day

Dearest Mother of Guadalupe,
I beg you for a fortified will
To imitate your divine Sonís charity,
To always seek the good of others in need.
Grant me this, I humbly ask of you.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Fifth Day

O most holy Mother,
I beg you to obtain for me
Pardon of all my sins,
Abundant graces to serve your Son
More faithfully from now on,
And lastly, the grace to praise Him
With you forever in heaven.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Sixth Day

Mary, Mother of vocations,
Multiply priestly vocations
And fill the earth with religious houses
Which will be light and warmth for the world,
Safety in stormy nights.
Beg your Son to send us
Any priests and religious.
This we ask of you, O Mother.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Seventh Day

O Lady of Guadalupe,
We beg you that parents live
A holy life and educate their children
In a Christian manner;
That children obey and follow
The directions of their parents;
That all members of the family
Pray and worship together.
This we ask of you, O Mother.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Eighth Day

With my heart full
Of the most sincere veneration,
I prostrate myself before you, O Mother,
To ask you to obtain for me
The grace to fulfill the duties
Of my state in life
With faithfulness and constancy.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Ninth Day

O God, You have been pleased
To bestow upon us unceasing favors
By having placed us
Under the special protection
Of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary.
Grant us, your humble servants,
Who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth,
The happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.




 
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