A little angel with colored wings lifts up the Lady on Juan Diego's tilma./ We ask for our families/ and all who live in the Americas/ to be lifted up/ in faith,/ hope and love./ We pray to the Lord.
Let us not forget Maria,/ Juan Diego's wife./ We pray for the women of the world who have others in their care./ And for women who suffer abuse,/ exploitation,/ indignity or insufficiency./ We pray to the Lord.
Millions of people travel to Mexico each year to venerate the tilma of Our Lady at Tepeyac./ We pray to honor each other deeply/ as Mary's Child,/ who has come among us at Bethlehem,/ gives each human person a new dignity./ We pray to the Lord.
It is a difficult climb to the chapel at the top of Mount Tepeyac./ We pray for those for whom life seems all uphill,/ asking for them,/ new resolve,/ strength and support./ We pray to the Lord.
The face of the Virgin Mary on the tilma is indigenous and very beautiful./ We ask to see the divine in each human face:/ in the faces of newcomers,/ and those who do not reflect the world's idea of beauty;/ faces marred by tears,/ fear or hard toil./ We pray to the Lord.
The Guadalupe account is filled with bird song and flowers./ We ask forgiveness where we have destroyed our paradise-world,/ spoiling its balance by greed and foolishness./ We ask for the intelligence and will to protect what remains./ We pray to the Lord.
The Virgin of Guadalupe wears a high belt/ suggesting her pregnancy./ We ask that every child would be wanted,/ welcomed and loved - holding most deeply in our prayer/ the children in the womb with special needs and challenges./ We pray to the Lord.