We begin our prayer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Today is also the Memorial of Our Lady of Good Council. Our Mother Mary is a wonderful model of reverence and wisdom for us as she watched Jesus life unfold and as she walked with him through thick and thin. Despite all the difficulties in her life, she continued to live a life of faith and devotion.
We ask your prayers so we may be
Formed in ways of reverence and grace.
Pray for us to have respect for the lonely and the outcast.
Pray we remember that you are with us on our journey.
Pray we always remember that Jesus is with us on our journey.
God creator of Mary and all of us
God of wisdom and love,
you sent your Son Jesus to be the light of the world,
continue to send your Holy Spirit among us
to guide us into the way of your truth.
Open our hearts to your word
and let us ponder your actions among us.
Give us your Spirit of wisdom and knowledge,
And of understanding and counsel.
With Mary, we rejoice in your gifts,
and walk in the way of true love.
We ask this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the unity of your loving Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
We close by praying:
Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.