|Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel|
Patroness of the Catholic Women of the Chapel
Lord of heavenly wisdom,
Who has given us your own Mother Mary
To be our guide and counselor in this our lives,
Grant that in all things we may have the grace
To seek maternal instruction and
To profit by it in humility and love.
O Mother of Good Counsel,
Patroness of the Military Council
Of Catholic Women,
Help us to understand and fulfill
The mind and will of your Divine Son,
Under the blessing of the Father,
And by the power of the Holy Spirit,
May we be responsible and intelligent
Daughters of the Church.
May we labor in the spirit of renewal
To realize more perfectly
The Kingdom of God here below,
As the only true preparation for our share
In the Kingdom of Heaven.
This prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel was composed by the Most Reverend Robert J. Dwyer, D.D., Bishop of Reno for the occasion of the 33rd national convention of the NCCW.