NOVENA FOR MOTHERHOOD
FOR AWAITING MOTHERS AND FATHERS
FOR CHILDREN BEFORE BIRTH
Novena to St. Gerard Majella for Motherhood
powerful intercessor before the throne of God,
Dear Mother Mary, speak to Jesus for me.
Say for nine times in a row for nine consecutive days.
For Awaiting Mothers and Fathers
O everlasting and almighty God, Who, through the operation of the
Holy Spirit, prepared the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mary,
Mother of God, to be a worthy dwelling for Thy Son, and Who through
the same Holy Spirit, sanctified Saint John the Baptist before his birth;
deign to hear the prayer of Thy humble servants. We implore Thee,
through the intercession of St. Gerard, to protect me (her), in maternity
and to safeguard against the evil spirit the child which Thou hast given us
(them), that by Thy saving Hand, he or she may receive holy Baptism.
Grant also that, having lived as Christians on earth, we (they) may attain
to everlasting bliss in Heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Children Before Birth
MARY, Immaculate Mother, I
the joy that thou didst
Obtain for them the grace of
Watch over them always.