Our Lady of Guadalupe

By His Holiness Pope John Paul II

[Pray For Us!]

O Immaculate Virgin,
Mother of the true God and Mother of the Church,
from this spot you have manifested your clemency and compassion
for all who have recourse to your protection.
Hear the prayer we address to you
with filial confidence,
and present it to your Son Jesus,
our only Redeemer.

Mother of Mercy,
Teacher of hidden and silent sacrifice,
on this day we sinners consecrate to you,
who come to meet us,
all our being and all our love.

We also consecrate to you
our life,
our work,
our joys,
our infirmities,
and our sorrows.

Grant to our peoples peace, justice, and prosperity
so that we may entrust to your care,
our Lady and our Mother,
all that we have and all that we are.

We wish to be completely yours
and to follow together with you the path of total fidelity
to Jesus Christ in His Church:
hold us ever lovingly by the hand.

See how great is the harvest,
and intercede with the Lord
that He will imbue the whole people of God
with a hunger for holiness
and bestow abundant vocations of priests and religious,
who are strong in their faith
and zealous dispensors of the mysteries of God.

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 us 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
for all the Holy Sacraments,
which are, as it were, the signs
that your beloved Son left us here 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 true 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.



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