Prayers for Mexico

The Guardians of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bedford, England offer their prayers and sympathy to the victims, families and communities affected by the recent earthquakes in Mexico.

We echo the words of Pope Francis in asking Almighty God to welcome all those who lost their lives, and we pray for the rescue workers involved in helping those affected.

We also pray that, through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, so dear to the Mexican nation, the people will find the help and strength they need for the reconstruction of their country.


Lady of Guadalupe,
please place your mantle around your children in Mexico,
who love you as their True Mother and Queen.
Implore your Son for their sake, that lives will be spared,
and that order is quickly restored to cities and towns.
We beg your prayers for a world trembling in matter and spirit,
that you will bring all of our needs to your Son, Christ our Lord,
knowing that he is always faithful.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

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We also pray for the safety of the pilgrims intending to travel from England to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on 16th October 2017. If they travel, they will go with our love and prayers.