For centuries, Catholics have prayed to the Lady of Good Counsel, or Our Lady of the Rosary. The Marian devotion to her is widespread and has a long history. Here are some facts about her that might interest you: 1) She is the patron saint of lawyers and judges. 2) She is known as the “Queen of Peace.” 3) She is often depicted with the infant Jesus in her arms.
What is prayer?
Prayer is a word that means “to talk to God.” Prayer can be talking to God aloud or praying in your mind. Prayer can be about anything that’s important to you. Prayer can be a way to connect with God and get help with problems. Prayer can also be a way to thank God for things.
The history of Our Lady of Good Counsel
Our Lady of Good Counsel is a Marian title given to Our Lady of the Rosary. She is also known as the Lady of Mount Carmel, and the Lady of Mercy.
The devotion to Our Lady of Good Counsel began in France during the 17th century. The Blessed Virgin Mary was frequently invoked by people seeking consolation and help in their troubles. The popularity of this devotion spread to other parts of Europe and America over time.
Today, there are many congregations dedicated to Our Lady of Good Counsel throughout the world. Her feast day is celebrated on September 8th.
How to pray the Our Lady of Good Counsel prayer
The Our Lady of Good Counsel prayer is a simple and beautiful invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, asking for her help in our time of need.
To pray the Our Lady of Good Counsel prayer, you will need to:
1. Sit or stand in a comfortable position with your eyes closed.
2. Recite the Our Father and Hail Mary three times each.
3. Add the following invocation to the end of the Our Father: “Holy Mary, Mother of God, grant me thy help.”
4. Say the Our Lady of Good Counsel prayer three times: “O Most Holy Trinity, we ask thee, by thy grace, to protect us from all evil and bring us peace. Amen.”
How to pray for others
Prayer is an essential part of any spiritual path, and it can be a powerful tool to help others. When praying for others, keep in mind the following tips:
1. Start with yourself. Before you pray for someone else, ask God to help you learn how to prayerfully care for yourself. This will help you be more focused and responsive when you pray for others.
2. Empathize with the person you’re praying for. When we pray for someone else, it’s easy to forget that they are really just people like us. It can be helpful to remember this when we pray, and to focus on understanding the person’s situation and feelings.
3. Stay positive. It can be difficult to stay positive during times of crisis or pain, but it’s important not to give up on the person we’re praying for. Instead, focus on hope and faith that God will help them get through their difficulties.
4. Pray with authority. As believers in Jesus Christ, we have been given authority over sickness and disease (Mark 16:18-19). When we pray for someone, it can be helpful to use this authority in a way that is respectful and compassionate towards the person being
Why Pray to Our Lady of Good Counsel?
There are many reasons to pray to Our Lady of Good Counsel. She is a powerful intercessor and advocate for those who pray to her.
1. She can help you find solutions to problems.
2. She can give you strength in difficult times.
3. She can guide you in making choices that will have lasting results.
4. She can help you discover your personal path in life.
5. She can provide comfort and relief during difficult times.
The Symbolism of the Lady
Prayer to our Lady of Good Counsel is a powerful way to discuss important topics with the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this prayer, we ask for help in dealing with difficult challenges and for guidance in making sound decisions.
The Lady is often portrayed as an advocate for justice, standing up for the underdog. She is a patron saint of lawyers, judges, and those in the legal profession. She is also known for her strong sense of loyalty and her ability to help others find their way.
When praying to the Lady, it is important to reflect on what you need her help with. Sometimes it can be as simple as asking for guidance in making a difficult decision or seeking strength when faced with a difficult challenge. Other times, we may need her help in resolving a conflict or fighting injustice.
Whatever our needs, we can be sure that the Blessed Virgin will be willing to listen and help us as best she can.
The Attributes of Our Lady of Good Counsel
There are many attributes of Our Lady of Good Counsel. We will discuss three specific ones today.
First, she is often depicted with a book in her hand or on her lap. This may symbolize her role as teacher and counselor. She is also known for her knowledge and understanding of human nature, which she can use to help people find their way back to God.
Second, she is often shown wearing a crown or a veil. This indicates her position as Queen of Heaven and our defender against evil.
Finally, she is often depicted holding a lily or a rose. These symbols indicate her purity and beauty.
The Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel
The Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel is a prayer that was popularized by Saint John Vianney. It is a prayer of thanksgiving for the support and guidance we receive from God’s representative on earth, the Virgin Mary.
The Prayer of Saint John Vianney
Most holy Virgin, you appeared to your servant John the Evangelist in a radiant light, and said to him: “Behold I am coming soon. Listen to what he who sent me says:
‘Do not tear down the walls of My Father’s house, but let them remain standing until I come and give you an order to destroy them.’ Therefore, I ask you, Most Holy Virgin, by the authority of God Himself, to help us listen faithfully to His Word and live according to His will. Amen.”
– Saint John Vianney
We come before you, O Lady of Good Counsel, as we seek guidance and support in our time of need. We know that you are listening and that your Merciful Heart is seeking to heal the brokenhearted and guide those who find themselves lost. Help us to petition you for strength in these difficult times, for mercy on those who have sinned against us, and for the peace that comes from knowing that You are always with us. Amen.