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Official Prayer for WYD 2023

Official Prayer for WYD 2023

Official Prayer for WYD 2023

 “... Mary got ready and hurried...” (Luke 1:39). It is with this verse of the Gospel of St. Luke that Pope Francis invites young people from all over the world to meet in Lisbon this summer for WYD 2023. Like the Virgin Mary who carried Christ in her and went to her cousin, every young Christian is called to be a bearer of the Gospel in the world. It is therefore under the patronage of the Mother of Christ and 13 other patron saints that the Lisbon World Youth Days will take place. Let us pray together to Mary that they may bear many fruits!

Prayer to Our Lady of the Visitation

Our Lady of the Visitation,

you, who left in haste towards the mountain to meet Elizabeth,

lead us also to meet all those who await us

to deliver them the living Gospel:

Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord!

We will go in a hurry, with no distraction or delay,

but with readiness and joy.

We will go peacefully, because those who take Christ take peace,

and well-doing is the best wellbeing.

Our Lady of the Visitation,

with your inspiration, this World Youth Day

will be the mutual celebration of the Christ we take, as You once did.

Make it a time of testimony and sharing,

fraternization, and giving thanks,

each of us looking for the others who always wait.

With you, we will continue on this path of gathering,

so that our world will gather as well,

in fraternity, justice and peace.

Help us,

Our Lady of the Visitation,

to bring Christ to everyone, obeying the Father, in the love of the Spirit!

With Hozana, get prepared to experience WYD 2023 to the fullest!

Throughout the year, check out Hozana’s tips as we move towards this beautiful WYD meeting in Lisbon in August 2023. Joining this community of prayer, receive the Gospel of the day every morning along with a short one-minute video to learn how to live the message of the Gospel in practice!

Entrust this event to the Virgin Mary and let yourself be visited and touched by her joy with this novena!

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