The Southeast Alaska Catholic
Our Lady of Guadalupe: December 12
Dear Mother, we love you.
We thank you for your promise to help us in our need.
We trust in your love that dries our tears and comforts us.
Teach us to find our peace in your Son, Jesus, and bless us every day of our lives.
Help us to build a shrine in our hearts.
Make it as beautiful as the one built for you on the Mount of Tepeyac: a shrine full of trust, hope, and love of Jesus growing stronger each day.
Mary, you have chosen to remain with us by giving us your most wonderful and holy self-image on Juan Diego’s cloak.
May we feel your loving presence as we look upon your face.
Like Juan Diego, give us the courage to bring your message of hope to everyone.
You are our Mother and our inspiration.
Hear our prayers and answer us. Amen.