Legion of Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer
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.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, Señora de Guadalupe never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored Thy help, or sought Thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I [we] fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my [our] mother. To Thee do I [we] come, before thee I [we] stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my [our] petitions, but in Thy mercy hear and answer me [us]. Amen.
Membership in the Legion of Our Lady of Guadalupe is free and open to all, the only requirement is to recite once the Prayer with another person or privately. A person who wishes to do so may carry or wear a small button or picture of the Our Lady of Guadalupe image.
Opening Collect of Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12
God of power and mercy,
The following prayer was given at Guadalupe '87, a U.S. Constitutional Bicentennial Event, joined by celebration of New Mexico's 75th anniversary of statehood, by Fr. Meldon Hickey, OFM, Provincial of the Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe of the Order of Friars Minor:
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray: O God, you instructed the hearts of the faithful by the light of the holy Spirit: grant that in the same Spirit we may be truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of Saint Thomas Aquinas (+1274), as printed in the monthly publication, Magnificat, see www.magnificat.net. Aquinas is a Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church, and was an Italian Dominican priest. The prayer combines the cardinal and theological virtues.
Avoiding the Devil’s Beguilements
O God, all powerful and all-knowing, without beginning and without end, you who are the source, the sustainer and the rewarder of all virtues, grant that I may abide on the firm ground of faith, be sheltered by an impregnable shield of hope, and be adorned in the bridal garment of charity. Grant that I may through justice be subject to you, through prudence avoid the beguilements of the devil, through temperance exercise restraint, and through fortitude endure adversity with patience. Grant that whatever good things I have, I may share generously with those who have not and that whatever good things I do not have, I may request humbly from those who do. Grant that I may judge rightly the evil of the wrongs I have done and bear calmly the punishments I have brought upon myself, and that I may never envy my neighbor’s possessions and ever give thanks for your good things. Grant that I may always observe modesty in the way I dress, the way I walk, and the gestures I use, restrain my tongue from frivolous talk, prevent my feet from leading me astray, keep my eyes from wandering glances, shelter my ears from rumors, lower my gaze in humility, lift my mind to thoughts of heaven, contemn all that will pass away, and love you only. Grant that I may subdue my flesh and cleanse my conscience, honor the saints and praise you worthily, advance in goodness, and end a life of good works with a holy death. Plant deep in me, Lord, all the virtues, that I might be devout in divine matters, discerning in human affairs, and burdensome to no one in fulfilling my own bodily needs. Grant to me, Lord, fervent contrition, pure confession, and complete reparation. Order me inwardly through a good life, that I might do what is right and what will be meritorious for me and a good example for others. Grant that I may never crave to do things impulsively, nor disdain to do what is burdensome, lest I begin things before I should or abandon them before finishing. Amen.
Oh Lord you brought us to the beginning of a new day. Keep us from harm. Protect us from all evil, so that we may not fall into any sin, but rather may all our thoughts, words, prayers and actions become part of your divine plan. This we ask through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Oh Lord, watch over us, our children, their spouses, our grandchildren, and all those whom we hold near and dear; keep us safe from all physical, spiritual, and mental harm. We ask this in Jesus name, Amen.
Oh, Angel of God, our Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits us here, ever this day be at our side, to light and guard, to rule and guide, Amen.
Oh Lord, grant us wisdom and understanding to know the meanings of prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude; the grace to have them, and the opportunities to use them, for thy greater honor and glory, to benefit each other, our family, our property, our office, our city, state, and nation, our Parish, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Institute, for this we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, Señora de Guadalupe never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored Thy help, or sought Thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, our mother, to thee do we come, before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but hear and answer us. Amen.
ORACIÓN DE LA MAÑANA
O, Señor, nos has traído al principio de un nuevo día. Guárdanos de todo daño y protégenos de todo mal, para no caer en pecado, más bien, que todos nuestros pensamientos, palabras, oraciones y acciones formen parte de Tu Divino plan. Esto Te lo pedimos por Cristo Nuestro Señor, Amén
O, Señor, cuida sobre nosotros, nuestros hijos, sus parejas, nuestros nietos y todos aquellos que apreciamos más; mantennos libres de todo daño espiritual, físico y mental. En nombre de Jesús, Amén.
O, Ángel de Dios, nuestro querido guardián, a quien el amor de Dios nos comete aquí, siempre quédate a nuestro lado, para iluminar y cuidar, gobernar y guiar, Amén.
O, Señor, concédenos tu juicio y entendimiento para conocer la significancia de prudencia, justicia, abstinencia y fortaleza; la gracia para obtenerlas y la oportunidad de usarlas para tu honor y mayor gloria; y para el beneficio de uno y otro, nuestras familias, nuestros bienes, nuestra profesión, nuestra ciudad, estado y nación, nuestra parroquia, el Instituto de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, por todos estos te pedimos en nombre de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo, Amén.
Recuerda, O misericordiosísima Virgen de Guadalupe, que ninguno de los que han acudido a tu protección, implorado tu asistencia y reclamado tu socorro, ha sido abandonado(a) por ti. Animados con esta confianza, a ti acudimos, O Virgen Madre, gimiendo bajo el peso de nuestros pecados, nos atrevemos a comparecer ante tu presencia soberana. No deseches, O Madre de Dios, nuestras humildes suplicas, antes bien, inclina a ellas tus oídos y dígnate atenderlas favorablemente. Amén!
AN INDEPENDANCE DAY PRAYER
Source: the Magnificat July 4, 2016. The Prayer is credited to John Carroll, the First Archbishop of the United State, and a founder of Georgetown University. His first cousin, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, an extremely wealthy land owner was a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Both Charles and Fr. John were fluent in French and were appointed to accompany a delegation to French Canada consisting of two members of the Continental Congress, Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Chase. The delegation was unsuccessful in its effort to influence the Canadians to support the Colonies against the British. The Carroll family was influential during the formation of the government in that Daniel Carroll, Fr. John’s older brother was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and is a signor. The Carroll’s risked all by supporting the revolution. See American Cicero, The Life of Charles Carroll by Bradley J. Birzer.
We pray you, Oh Lord of might, wisdom, and justice, through whom authority is so rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with your Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the president of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to your people, over whom he presides; by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality.
Let the light of your divine wisdom direct the deliberations of Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule and government, so that they may tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion of national happiness, the increase of industry, sobriety, and useful knowledge; and may perpetuate to us the blessing of equal liberty.
We pray for the governor of this state, for the members of the assembly, for all judges, magistrates, and other officers who are appointed to guard our political welfare, that they may be enabled, by your powerful protection, to discharge the duties of their respective stations with honesty and ability.
We recommend likewise, to your unbounded mercy, all our fellow citizens throughout the United States, that we may be blessed in the knowledge and sanctified in the observance of your most holy law; that we may be preserved in union, and that in that piece which the world cannot give; and after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those which are eternal. Grant this, we beseech you, O Lord of mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen
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