Inspiration

Prayer To Our Lady Of Good Counsel

God of heavenly wisdom, you have given us Mary, Mother of Jesus, to be our guide and Counselor. Grant that we may always seek her motherly help in this life and so enjoy her blessed presence in the life to come.

O Mother of Good Counsel, patroness of the National Council of Catholic Women, intercede for us, that we may be wise,  courageous, and loving leaders of the church. Help us, dear Mother, to know the mind of Jesus, your Son.

May the Holy Spirit fill us with the reverence for God’s creation, and compassion for all God’s children. May our labors of love on earth, enhance the reign of God, and may God’s gifts of faith and living hope prepare us for the fullness of the world to come. 

Amen. 

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*All passages from the New American Bible unless otherwise noted.

God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27

God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;

Psalm 46:5
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Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely;

Proverbs 3:5

Who knows—perhaps it was for a time like this that you became queen?

Esther 4:14c

You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you know.

Psalm 139:13-14

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me has not been ineffective.

1 Corinthians 15:10a

Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.

Luke 1:45

All this I do for the sake of the gospel, so that I too may have a share in it. Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win.

1 Corinthians 9:23-24