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 for the Earth

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.

Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes. Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.

Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day.

Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.

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 NCCW member Lynn Christ and family at the loss of her husband.

Posted Date 07/09/19

For NCCW member Bizzy Schorr's mother-in-law Jacque.

Posted Date 07/15/19

For Rebecca Irene & AJ Ortiz, Miriam Delgadillo Jarengui, Richard Caron, Paul Liamos & Angie Kinnaman (Past Province Director & NCCW Nomininating Committee Member), friends of NCCW Province Director Nina Romero-Caron.

Posted Date 08/12/19

For Hannah Yagues, friend of NCCW Secretary Tracy Janis, and the healing of her newborn baby Harper.

Posted Date 10/21/19

For the healing of A. Ghaffari.

Posted Date 12/11/19

For the repose of the soul of Helen Gregorio.

Posted Date: 6/4/2019

For the repose of the soul of Peter Schwab, son of NCCW Past President Mary Ann Schwab.

Posted Date: 7/12/2019

For the repose of the soul of Hilda Cano, grandmother of NCCW Administrative Specialist Bernadette Corso.

Posted Date: 8/13/2019

For the successful surgery and healing of Susan Johnson, NCCW Province Director.

Posted Date: 9/25/2019

For a private intention of NCCW member Sue.

Posted Date: 10/24/2019

For the repose of the soul of PBDCCW member Lu Ann Leonard’s mom, Mildred Kujawski.

Posted Date: 6/18/2019

For the health and healing of Vicki Valera.

Posted Date: 7/16/2019

For the repose of the soul of John Keller, husband of NCCW member and past Province Director Del Keller.

For healing, health, peace and comfort of NCCW member Ellen Stelmar

For healing, health, peace and comfort of Kathy Eubank-Turner

For the repose of the soul of Eleanor Vodicka

For the repose of the soul of Richard Caron

For the repose of the soul of Virginia (Ginny) Schmidt

For the repose of the soul of Nicole Marie Romano

Posted Date: 12/11/2019