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 husband of Jean Kelly, NCCW President-Elect.

For healing of a friend of Bernadette Corso, NCCW Administrative Specialist, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.

For the healing of  Carolyn Morrison.