Wednesday, December 11, 2013

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE


(Original Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico - shared from Google)
Novena by Fr. Lovasik:
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)
DAY ONE
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 request here... Recite the following prayers... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...
DAY TWO
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 Son’s holy will always: May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. State your request here... Recite the following prayers... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...
DAY THREE
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. State your request here... Recite the following prayers... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...
DAY FOUR
Dearest Mother of Guadalupe, I beg you for a fortified will to imitate your divine Son’s charity, to always seek the good of others in need. Grant me this, I humbly ask of you. State your request here... Recite the following prayers... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...
DAY FIVE
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. State your request here... Recite the following prayers... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...
DAY SIX
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 many priests and religious. This we ask of you, O Mother. State your request here... Recite the following prayers... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...
DAY SEVEN
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. State your request here... Recite the following prayers... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...
DAY EIGHT
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. State your request here... Recite the following prayers... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be...
DAY NINE
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. State your request here... Recite the following prayers... Our Father... Hail Mary... 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
This novena prayer, written by Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D., is approved by Bishop Burke for use preceding Consecration / Renewal.

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