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 Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

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December 4, 2013 starts a novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe ending on her feast December 12. Let us draw close to the patroness of the Americas this advent, and journey together with her towards Bethlehem. 
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On The First Day - December 4, 2013
Mary, Mother of Jesus,
hear the prayer of the Church in America,
a people rich in promise,
a people much in need of God’s mercy.
As you first brought faith to these lands,
be with us as we build communion and solidarity.
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O Lady of Guadalupe,
Pray for the Church in America,
and walk with us in the new millennium of faith.
Our Father. . ., Hail, Mary . . . (3x), Glory be . . .

On The Second Day - December 5, 2013
Mary, Mother of America,
hear the many voices of our land,
pleading for the mercy of your Son,
seeking the shepherd’s voice to lead them home.
Hear the praise of your sons and daughters
and bid your Son to free us
from the scourges of addict
ion, selfishness, and want.
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O Lady of Guadalupe . . .
Our Father. . ., Hail, Mary . . . (3x), Glory be . . .

On The Third Day - December 6, 2013
Mary, Mother of Compassion,
hear the prayer of those most
in need of God’s mercy.
Hear the little child
whose belly hungers,
the old man with no one to love,
the mother tempted to abandon her child.
Pray for them to the Author of Life,
that the fruit of your womb
may save and protect them.
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O Lady of Guadalupe . . .
Our Father. . ., Hail, Mary . . . (3x), Glory be . . .

On The Fourth Day - December 7, 2013
Mary, Mother of Conversion,
pray to your son for the virtue of hope.
Pray to him to free us from doubt
and to give us the courage of the children of God.
Pray that the light of the world
may dispel the darkness of our fear,
remaking our stony hearts
in the image of the Sacred
Heart of Jesus your Son.
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O Lady of Guadalupe . . .
Our Father. . ., Hail, Mary . . . (3x), Glory be . . .

On The Fifth Day - December 8, 2013
Mary, Mother of all saints,
pray for your children in America.
Pray for those who seek to imitate your example
in humble service to the Gospel of life
and the poorest of the poor.
Pray that your Son may lead
us from the darkness of sin
to the light of his eternal glory.
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O Lady of Guadalupe . . .
Our Father. . ., Hail, Mary . . . (3x), Glory be . . .

On The Sixth Day - December 9, 2013
Mary, Mother of Unity,
intercede for the Church in America,
that we may be gathered together
to form the one people of the New Covenant.
Mother of the human race,
ask your Son to pour out upon us
a spirit of compassi
on and solidarity.
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O Lady of Guadalupe . . .
Our Father. . ., Hail, Mary . . . (3x), Glory be . . .

On The Seventh Day - December 10, 2013
Mary, Mother of the Church,
help the Church in these lands
to follow your example of sublime love and profound humility.
With you, may we be obedient to
the commandment of love,
and give ourselves wholeheartedly
to seeking the glory of Christ and serving
the needs of our brot
hers and sisters.
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O Lady of Guadalupe . . .
Our Father. . ., Hail, Mary . . . (3x), Glory be . . .

On The Eighth Day - December 11, 2013
Mary, Mother of all Christians,
hear the prayer of all who wo
rship the name of your Son,
Jesus, our hope and salvation.
Under the protection of your prayers,
may the Church in America enjoy unbroken peace.
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O Lady of Guadalupe . . .
Our Father. . ., Hail, Mary . . . (3x), Glory be . . .


On The Ninth Day - December 12, 2013
God of power and mercy,
you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac
with the presence of the virgin Mary of Guadalupe.
May her prayers help all men and women
to accept each other as brothers and sisters.
Through your justice present in our hearts
may your peace reign in the world.
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O Lady of Guadalupe . . .
Our Father. . ., Hail, Mary . . . (3x), Glory be . . .


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