Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel (letter)

Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel (letter)

Marie E. Curtin

In the April issue of AD2000, Robert Anderson asked for prayers to Our Lady of Good Counsel. I found this one in verse on a very old holy picture in an old prayer book which belonged to my mother-in-law who became a Catholic almost 100 years ago:

Virgin Mother, Lady of Good Counsel,
Sweetest Patron mortal ever knew:
In all my doubts I fly to thee for guidance,
Mother, tell me, what am I to do?


Life, alas, is often dark and dreary,
Cheating shadows hide the truth from view.
When my soul is most perplexed and weary.
Mother, tell me, what am I to do?


Stir my heart while gazing on thy features
With the old, old story, ever new:-
How our God has loved His sinful creatures:
Then, dear Mother, show me what to do.


Plead my cause, for what can He refuse thee,
Get me back His saving grace anew.
Ah! I know thou dost not wish to lose me,
Mother, tell me, what am I to do?


Be, of all my friends, the best and dearest.
O, my counsellor, sincere and true,
Let thy voiced sound always sound first and clearest,
Mother, tell me, what am I to do?


In thy guidance tranquilly reposing,
Now I face my toils and cares anew:
All through life, and at its awful closing,
Mother, tell me, what am I to do?

MARIE E. CURTIN
Cleveland, Qld

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