On December 9, 1531, a young Mexican peasant named Juan Diego experienced a vision of a beautiful woman on the Tepeyac Hill which would later become part of the villa de Guadalupe. The woman would identify herself as the Virgin Mary and over the course of several apparitions, she would request that Juan Diego relay her request to the Archbishop that a church be built in her honor. Although the Archbishop did not initially believe Juan Diego, the Virgin Mary provided Juan Diego with a sign that this was indeed a prayer request from the Holy Virgin Mary. This came in the form of a miraculous image being imprinted on Juan Diego’s cloak which is something that can still be seen in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Today, there are countless Catholics all over the world who raise their voice to Mary and to God in an Our Lady of Guadalupe prayer request with the hopes that their prayer intentions will be heard.
We will print and place your prayer request on the Stone of Anointing; the place where Christ’ body was laid down after being removed from the crucifix and prepared for burial.
Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
One of the best things about a prayer for Our Lady of Guadalupe is the fact that you can follow the prayers that the Catholic church has developed or you can create your own. If you’re struggling with something in particular in your life, a prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe can help to provide you with a sense of peace. During his life, Pope John Paul II held a special place in his heart for Our Lady of Guadalupe which is one one of the most popular prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe is one that is written by him which goes as follows:
O Virgin of Guadalupe,
Mother of the Americas,
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 is 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
of all the holy Sacraments,
which are, as it were,
the signs that your Son left us 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 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.
Catholic Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
In your Catholic prayer request, you can include anything in your Catholic prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe. From prayers for a friend to prayers for the sick in your life, your personal prayer request to Our Lady of Guadalupe can include anything. Here is an example of a Catholic prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe that you can use:
Our Lady of Guadalupe,
I come to you humbly and ask that you hear my prayer and prayer request. I know that you will bring my intentions before your son and God. I ask that you look kindly on me and help me to continue to take steps to be closer to you and God. Amen.
Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Catholics typically use novena prayers for many different things. For instance, you may pray a novena for a miracle or you could make the decision to make a novena for impossible cases. If you have a special devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, you may want to consider setting aside time for the next nine days for a novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. During these nine days, you will recite prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe asking that she take to heart your special intentions. One of the most popular novena prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe is as follows:
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.