Let Us Pray

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 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.

Prayer to End Human Trafficking

Dear Heavenly Father,                         We come to you today asking for your help with abolishing human trafficking.

We ask you to rescue those who are trafficked and are slaves and bring them to safety without more harm.  Help them to receive the proper guidance, counseling,    shelter and healing that is needed for them to overcome this violent act that was placed upon them.

We pray for the families and friends of those trafficked that they may receive the grace and strength required to persevere as they agonize over the loss of their missing loved ones and that You grant them the joy of welcoming them home.

We pray for those who rescue and rehabilitate the victims of human trafficking that they work with success, compassion, mercy and support from their communities.

We pray for just laws that prosecute the trafficker and the purchaser, and not the persons trafficked.  Grant Your wisdom to legislators, law enforcement, and courts around the world that they bring this horrific practice to an end.

We pray for a world where there is no need for an impoverished family to send a child into a trafficking situation; no need for a troubled youth to leave home and fall victim to trafficking; and no need for persons to be tricked or sold into sex or labor trafficking.

We also pray for the traffickers, that they will stop these evil acts upon innocent lives.

God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, be our protector.  Grant us the courage, strength, and ability to fight successfully to end the scourge of human trafficking.

Prayer for Religious Freedom 

Almighty God,
We give you thanks for the great blessings you have bestowed upon the people living in the United States of America.

As Americans we are "one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all"

We have survived many challenges by those
who would deny our God given dignity and rights as human beings and continue to
stand as a beacon of hope for the oppressed.

The first amendment to our Constitution ensures that "Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.."

We ask you to help us continue to defend our religious freedoms so that all people of faith can continue to worship according to their convictions without fear.

We pray that our flag will continue to wave as the symbol of freedom for all.

May you open hearts and minds to your will and give courage to those who take action to
defend our religious freedom.

Prayer Requests


To submit a prayer request please email nccw01@nccw.org.  Requests are limited to ten words and will remain on this page for 30 days.

For the repose of the soul of NCCW members:

Terry Bork

Lois Pujol

Toni Bischoff, NCCW Past President

Grey Wagner

Kathy Jones, NCCW Past Treasurer

Helen Davis, Past Province Director

For Katie Clark, sister of Julie Rothery (FCCW Respite chair), who has been diagnosed with cancer.


For the Palm Beach Diocese CCW President's mother, Beverly Harris' successful surgery.


For the healing of the mother of Jean Kelly, NCCW President Elect


For the repose of the soul of NCCW Province Director Jean Bazley's sister, Virginia.


For the peace, comfort and healing of

Kathryn Parish-Reese, Province Director of San Francisco.


For the repose of the soul of Emily Huezo Cercena, a friend of Bernadette Corso, NCCW Administrative Specialist.

Hope, help, and healing for all harmed by domestic abuse, and for children, men and women victimized by human trafficking

For an affiliation sister, who is requesting prayers for her husband's successful hip surgery.

For the health and recovery of Katy Cardenas.

For Nina Romero's success in her search for employment

For the repose of the soul of NCCW Province Director Diann Nance’s sister, Rosemary.


Blessed Mother Mary, wrap your Mantle around the Diocese of Lincoln.


For Dale Glavin, that God will heal him from cancer.

For the healing of baby Rhian, and the resolution of her placement.

For the mother of Carolyn Labrie, NCCW member, Margaret St. Jacques, battling Alzheimer’s in hospice.

For a return to good health for Kirk Kelly, husband of Lindamarie Richardson Kelly.

For all our council sisters affected by Hurricane Michael.

For the repose of the soul of Josephine Rizzolo, mother-in-law to Susan Rizzolo, NCCW affiliate president, and her family.

For the healing of Anna Hernandez-Diaz, from the Palm Beach DCCW training team.

For the peace, comfort and healing of Barbara O'Malley, friend of Patricia Voorhes, past NCCW Province Director.