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The Catholic Women’s League of Canada BC & Yukon Provincial Council National theme: One Heart, One Voice, One Mission Provincial theme: Joyfully Serving the Lord

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LEAGUE PRAYER

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



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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-sacrifice

and service.

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



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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

unending love.

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

any way.

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

each day.

Jesus, we praise You, for You are our Lord and

our God forever and ever. Amen



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PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH

St. Joseph, your life was one of faithfulness,

toward God, toward Jesus, toward Mary, toward all

people.

Obtain for us the grace to be faithful in all things

to God, to Jesus, to one another, and to the

church.

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


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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


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PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL

Patroness of

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,

your son.

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

brothers.

May the spirit of the living God, who graced you

with the gift of counsel, lead us in the way of truth

and love.

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




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PRAYER FOR MARRIED LIFE

O God, You have created man and woman in Your

own image.

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



The Catholic Women’s League of Canada LEAGUE PRAYERS
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