A highlight from Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe Day 5 Discerning Hearts Podcast
Oh immaculate virgin, mother of the true God and mother of the church. You who revealed your clemency and your piety to all those who ask for your protection. Here the prayers that we address to you, with filial trust, and presented to your son Jesus, our soul redeemer. Mother of mercy, teacher of hidden and silent sacrifices to you. We dedicate on this day all our being and all our love. We also dedicate to you our life, our work, our joys, our infirmities, and our sorrows. Grant peace, justice and prosperity to our people. For we entrust to your care, all that we have, and all that we are. Our lady and mother. We wish to be entirely yours and to walk with you along the way of complete faithfulness to Jesus Christ, and his church. Hold us always in your loving hand. Virgin of Guadalupe, mother of the Americas, we pray to you for all the bishops. That they may lead the faithful along the pass of intense Christian life of love and humble service of God and souls. Gran to our homes the grace of loving and respecting life in its beginnings, with the same love which you conceived in your womb. The life of the son of God. Blessed virgin Mary, protect our families, so that they may always be united and bless the upbringing of our children. 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 forever and ever. Amen. Day 5. Virgin, gentle and mercy in Juan Diego's anxiety to bring a priest to his dying uncle, he failed to keep his appointment with you. Yet you rewarded his filial love by restoring his uncle to health. Your compassion allowed Juan Diego to fulfill the mission you gave him, returning to the bishop with the proof, the bishop sought. Teach his mother to put God's holy will ahead of all created things, including our loved ones. In help remove the obstacles that prevent us from following God's will. Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, amen. 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, amen. Glory beat to the father, and to the son, into the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. World without end, amen.