We humbly pray You,
O God our Father, to bless
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada.
Bless our beloved country,
our homes and families.
Send Your Holy Spirit upon us
to give light to our minds
and strength to our wills
that we may know and fulfil
Your great law of charity.
Teach us to share with others
at home and abroad,
the good things You have given us.
This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ
and the intercession of our patroness,
Our Lady of Good Counsel. Amen
PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
Almighty and eternal God, whose spirit sanctifies
and governs the church, hear our prayers for all in
holy orders, so that by the gift of Your grace, Your
priests may serve You faithfully.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Lord Jesus Christ, You took to Yourself a body and
soul like ours, to teach us the glory of self-
Mercifully instill in our hearts the desire to dedicate
our lives to You.
Give us priests and deacons to stand at the altar
and to speak the words of the gospel; brothers and
sisters to teach the young, nurse the sick and
minister charity to all; lay people to imitate You in
their hearts, families, work and community. Amen
PRAYER TO WALK WITH MARY
Jesus, our brother and our Lord, You have come to
save us because God loves us with a deep and
You have given us Mary, Your mother, to be our
mother too, and invite us to follow her example.
On earth she was a woman of faith and prayer, of
obedience to God’s will, always ready to serve in
In heaven she continues to pray for us, so that we
may serve God faithfully in our daily living.
Jesus, help us to ponder in our hearts over the
many ways You show Your love in our lives, and
lead us to walk with Your mother as we follow You
Jesus, we praise You, for You are our Lord and
our God forever and ever. Amen
PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH
St. Joseph, your life was one of faithfulness,
toward God, toward Jesus, toward Mary, toward all
Obtain for us the grace to be faithful in all things –
to God, to Jesus, to one another, and to the
Guardian of the holy family, be with us in our trials.
May your prayers obtain for us the strength to flee
from error and the powers of corruption so that in
life we may grow in holiness and in death rejoice in
the crown of victory. Amen
PRAYER FOR THE HOLY FATHER
O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful, look
with favour upon Your servant “N…” whom You
have chosen shepherd of Your church.
Grant him, we beseech You, that by word and
example he may so benefit those in his charge,
that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
he may attain everlasting life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
PRAYER FOR BISHOPS
God, in every pilgrim church in the world You show
us the one, holy Catholic, and Apostolic church.
Help Your faithful people to gather around their
shepherd(s) and to be one in the Holy Spirit
through the gospel and through the Eucharist.
Enable our bishop(s) to represent all Your people
worthily and to become a sign and instrument of
Christ’s presence in the world. Amen
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL
The Catholic Women's League of Canada
Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel: filled with the
Holy Spirit, you were a faithful disciple of Jesus,
Intercede with your son for us that we may be
faithful to our baptism, fervent in prayer, and
generous in the service we give to our sisters and
May the spirit of the living God, who graced you
with the gift of counsel, lead us in the way of truth
With the help of your prayers, may we come to
rejoice forever with you and the great company of
saints in the kingdom of heaven. Amen
PRAYER FOR MARRIED LIFE
O God, You have created man and woman in Your
Bless this chosen man and woman whom You
have joined through the sacrament of marriage.
Open their hearts and minds to receive Your great
gift of love.
Let this love they have for each other grow, as they
cherish You and each other, so that they reflect
Your covenant love, revealed in Your son.
Make this couple a stable family unit, faithful to
You and to each other.
Gift this holy marriage with children as a special
sign of Your love.
Keep this couple ever mindful of Your constant
love and their call to share it by training their
children in Your loving ways.
Help them to see beyond the bonds of their
marriage, caring for all of Your creation.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen