Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe (repost)

Image_olg Yes! Another novena. This one is my favorite novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Her feast is December 12th. Isn't the beginning of Advent rich? In our family, we are praying the Novena before the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and we will add this one, too.I find that candles lit for the novenas help to capture the children's attention and these prayers are not so very long. My children seem very happy to be drawn into the season of feasts. So, there will be overlapping novenas. The St. Andrew Prayer in Anticipation of Christmas (on the righthand sidebar) will be prayed throughout Advent, drawing us every day into the very hour and moment of Christ's birth. It's the beginning of the liturgical year and a beautiful time of preparation in the Church. I find these particular prayers to be especially beneficial in creating a spirit of intention in our home. What does God intend for us? How does He intend us to direct our thoughts? To spend our time.I am particularly grateful for the deliberate attention to Mary, the Mother of God. I have written before about the way that I use the word "ladylike." It is my dearest desire to be so like Our Lady that I, too, carry Christ within my very being. Novenas in honor Our Lady draw us closer to her spirit and help us to infuse our souls with her sweetness. I do so love this one!

First Day

Rose 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......
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.


Second Day

RoseO 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.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.


Third Day

RoseO 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

RoseDearest 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.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.


Fifth Day

RoseO 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

RoseMary, 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.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.


Seventh Day

RoseO 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

RoseWith 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

RoseO 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.