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The Feast of
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Daily Advent Prayer
“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”
Collect:
O God, Father of mercies,
who placed your people under the singular protection
of your Son's most holy Mother,
grant that all who invoke the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe,
may seek with ever more lively faith
the progress of peoples in the ways of justice and of peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever
. *

Today's Readings for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Daily Meditation:
I, the Lord, your God, teach you what is for your good,
     and lead you on the way you should go.

In our self-reliant independence, we can easily forget that
our God really knows what is good for us, and calls us to that goodness.
In our rebellion, we sometimes cling to our freedom
to be self-destructive or to simply keep our life on a shallow level.
Let's let ourselves be drawn into the invitation to live our lives
touched by the grace of God-with-us.

Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.

Wisdom is vindicated by her works

Today's Daily Reflection

Intercessions:
Christ the Lord, Son of the living God, light from light,
    lead us into the light and
reveal his holiness.
    With confidence let us make our prayer:
    Come, Lord Jesus!

Light that never fades, rise to dispel the mists about us,
- awaken our faith from sleep.

Guard us from all harm today,,
- may your glory fill us with joy.

Give us unfailing gentleness at all times,
- toward everyone we meet.

Come to creat a new earth for us,
- where there will be justice and peace.

Closing Prayer:
Jesus,  I can see your special love
of those who are so often invisible in this world.
You sent your mother to give hope to the poor
by appearing to Juan Diego.
Open my heart to fill with compassion
for those who are hungry and without dignity.
Grant me the ability to live simply
and to see you in the faces of those around me.

In the darkness of these Advent nights
let me be guided by the light of your word.
Give me the humility to be led by you
and the wisdom to learn from you.

I am grateful for the Savior who awaits us,
and eagerly await the time of rejoicing.
Let me look forward in hope
and turn to you with great trust,
knowing you will guide my steps
along the unknown path of this day.

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.


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* New English translation according to the Third Typical Edition of the Roman Missal. 2010,
Copyright International Commission on English in the Liturgy.