The Good Counsel Network
Our Lady, Mother of Good Counsel
Prayer to Our Lady, Mother of Good Counsel:
O, Holy Virgin, to whose feet we are led by our anxious uncertainty in our search for and attainment of what is true and good, invoking thee by the sweet title of Mother of Good Counsel we beseech thee to come to our assistance, when along the road of this life, the darkness of error and of evil conspires towards our ruin by leading our minds and our hearts astray.
Do Thou, O Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, Enlighten the doubtful and the erring, that they be not seduced by the false appearances of good, render them steadfast in the face of the hostile and corrupting influences of passion and of sin.
O Mother of Good Counsel, obtain for us from Thy Divine Son a great love of Virtue and, in the hour of uncertainty and trial, the strength to embrace the way that leads to our salvation. If Thy hand sustains us, we shall walk unmolested long the path indicated to us by the life and words of Jesus our Redeemer; and having followed freely and securely, even in the midst of this world's strife, the sun of truth and justice under Thy Maternal Star, we shall come to the enjoyment of full and eternal peace with Thee in the Haven of Salvation. Amen.
Prayer for those offering Eucharistic Adoration for The Good Counsel Network
Dear Jesus, through the hands of Your most Blessed Mother, I offer this time of Adoration for the special intentions and most pressing needs of The Good Counsel Network at this time, as well as for my own intentions.
Saint Jude, Patron Saint of Those Without Hope
Prayer to St Jude, Patron Saint of Those Without Hope:
St. Jude, glorious Apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the true Church invokes you universally as the Patron of things despaired of: pray for me, who am so miserable: pray for me, that finally I may receive the consolations and succour of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (here make your request), and that I may bless God with the Elect throughout Eternity. Amen.
St Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort
As an organisation consecrated to Jesus through Our Blessed Lady, we have learned to the inestimable value of the Total Consecration to Mary which was promoted by St Louis Marie de Montfort, whose Feast Day is 28th April.
St Louis Marie de Montfort is credited with evangelising the Vendee and preparing the people there for the persecutions that would come to their descendants a century later. Many of our staff, volunteers and supporters count the making of the Act of Total Consecration to Mary as a turning point in their lives. So we are giving you some links to websites where you can find the Act of Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary if you would like to make it. He drew up a period of preparation to help souls prepare for making this consecration. You can find all the readings and prayers for each of the 33 days of Preparation here: http://www.iipg.org/consecration2.htm
Or if you have itunes you can download each day of the Preparation from this page: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/total-consecration-to-jesus/id124343079
Novena Prayer to St Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort
Great Apostle and son of Our Lady, St. Louis de Montfort, your only desire was to set aflame the world with the love of Jesus through Mary. We implore you to obtain for us a perfect and constant devotion to Mary that we may participate in the faith, hope, and charity of Our Lady and that we may receive the favor we ask of you in this novena....(mention your petition).
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort... pray for us (3x)