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Did you know that Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of America? Not just one part — not just North or South America, but the whole continent of the New World.

She is also the Star of the New Evangelization, Patroness of the Unborn, and the Queen of All Hearts.

Of course, all those titles are merely icing on the cake. She is Mary, the Mother of God, first and most importantly. At root, all her titles are merely adornments of the one Immaculate Conception, totally pure throughout her life and Queen of Heaven after her death.

But those titles do play a role, helping us appeal to the Blessed Virgin Mary at particular times for particular needs, especially as they emerge in particular places.

So when America is in special need, we turn to our patroness under the titles of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Immaculate Conception. Every year in this country, some of the largest annual gatherings of Catholics center around the Blessed Virgin Mary as tens of thousands flock to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe on her feast day, Dec. 12, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Illinois. Every year, Catholics and others gather at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., in order to attend the March for Life on Jan. 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in this country.

Every year, we honor her. And every year, she showers graces and blessings through her intercession upon all her faithful children in the United States and around the world.

On the first Thursday in May, the United States of America observes a National Day of Prayer, proclaimed by the President and celebrated by the people of the country. Let us take the opportunity on May 7, this year's National Day of Prayer, to pray, fast, and intercede for our country, using the great promises attached to the Divine Mercy message and devotions to their utmost for our country and the whole world. Let us turn with faith to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Immaculate Conception, asking for her powerful intercession on our behalf, on behalf of the entire country, and of all of America, that through the grace of God, the New World becomes home to a culture of life birthing a civilization of love, and thereby blessing all the world.

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Leo Pius - May 7, 2015

Well done Mr. President, for such a call on your country man and women to pray God via your country Patron saint and who else the the Mother of God Himself?

Pray that such leading spirit will follow through by your colleagues internally and abroad and of other countries President brothers of yours too.

God bless America and your prayerful intentions.

cinder - May 7, 2015

Please pray for my mother's speedy recovery.May she gain her healthy self again in God's loving mercy.May my daughter be better guided on her college career choice.Our Lady of Guadalupe Please intercede for all of our needs.Amen.

Kiko - May 7, 2015

Our Lady of Guadalupe.On this special day I pray that my family stays healthy and my old folks may finally get along in God's mercy.Help us with our financial needs.Our Lady of Guadalupe,please intercede for all of our needs.Amen.

vvm - May 7, 2015

I pray that my prayers be heard and my petitions be realized. Have Mercyon the whole world. I love you, God and Mother Mary.

andrea - May 7, 2015

Please pray for my son and his choices that they be pleasing to God and healing for him. Have mercy on us and on the whole world! Thank you, Jesus for loving me. Thank you for making me worthy! <3

jeanne - May 8, 2015

please pray for my mother who has to undergo surgery to fix a crooked spine and replace her knee. Dr. is worried about her heart during this procedure, so are we.My our Great Healer touch her and the medical team.

viva Guadalupe! - May 9, 2015

recently visited a nursing home place where one of the ladies kept calling out, "OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, PRAY FOR US!" That's it, just repeating that line, that's all she kept saying. And why not, when we pray the Hail Mary in repetition too, continually asking her to pray for us. Her determination to beg for the prayers of Our Lady of Guadalupe is an inspiring example. I even decided to get a short candle with the Guadalupe image on it and a prayer on the back (they have religious candles at all sorts of stores these days).

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Joedeye - May 18, 2015

May Our Blessed Mother Mary bless our country!

Amy - May 19, 2015

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for or country, it's leaders, and it's people. Protect us with your mantle. Pray for my family and finances. Pray I can be of much needed service to others and z blessing to them. Pray for my new pt job that it goes very very well. God bless America.