PRO-LIFE PRAYER TO ST. GERARD
PRAYER FOR THE INTERCESSION OF ST. GERARD
PRAYER FOR A SICK CHILD
PRAYER FOR SPECIAL BLESSINGS
PRAYER DURING A TRIAL
PRAYER TO MAKE A GOOD CONFESSION
Pro-Life Prayer to St. Gerard
Redemtorist Saint, model Priest and Religious, compassionate toward
suffering Mothers, intercede for this expectant Mother. Let her not be
selfish like those who are willing to put an end to the life they bear
within themselves. Instead let her remain ever conscious that she is
privileged to be the instrument through whom God brings another life
into the world. Encourage her for the good of her child and the glory
of the Lord of life. Amen.
Prayer for Respect for Life
St. Gerard Majella, women the world
adopted thee as their patron in the joys and fears of childbearing.
we invoke thine intercession for the pro-life movement.
Pray that all will look upon human life as
a great gift from God to be accepted and loved, not as an unwanted
to be destroyed. Assist from Heaven the efforts of those on earth who
are enlisted in the Christlike
crusade of promoting the dignity and value of all human life,
the unborn. This we ask through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for the Intercession of St. Gerard
Most Blessed Trinity, I, Thy child, thank Thee for all the gifts and
privileges which Thou didst grant to Saint Gerard, especially for those
virtues with which Thou didst adorn him on earth and the glory which
doth impart to him in Heaven. Accomplish Thy work, Oh Lord, so that Thy
kingdom may come about on earth. Through his merits in union with those
of Jesus and Mary, grant me the grace which I ask (mention your
And thou, my powerful intercessor, Saint Gerard, always so ready to
those who have recourse to thee, pray for me. Come before the throne of
Divine Mercy and do not leave without being heard. To thee I confide
this important and urgent affair (mention your petition).
Graciously take my cause in hand and do not let me end this prayer
without experiencing the effects of thine intercession. Amen.
For a Sick Child
St. Gerard who, like the Saviour, loved children
so tenderly and by your prayers freed many from disease and even death,
look down upon us who are pleading for our sick child. We thank God for
the great gift of our son (daughter) and ask Him to restore him (her)
health if such be His holy Will. This favour, we beg of you through
love for all children and mothers.
For Special Blessings
Almighty and loving Father, I thank Thee for
giving St. Gerard to us as a most appealing model and powerful friend.
By his example he showed us how to love and trust Thee.
From Heaven Thou hast allowed him to shower
many blessings on those who call on him.
For Thy greater glory and my welfare, please
grant me the favours, which I ask in his name.
(Here mention them privately)
And thou, my Powerful Patron, who hast always
helped those who prayed to thee, intercede for me before the Throne of
God. Prostrate thyself before that Throne and do
not leave it until thou hast been heard. O Good Saint, to thee I
my fervent prayers, graciously accept them and, before the end of these
days of prayer, let me experience in some way the effects of thy
In Time of Trial
St. Gerard, whose heart went out to the unfortunate;
who relieved so many poor, healed so many sick, comforted so many
behold me worried and troubled as I kneel at thy feet. In vain do I
to men to seek consolation and help; therefore, I have recourse to
Graciously assist me, St. Gerard, that, being freed from this trial and
strengthened to bear it for the love of God, I may praise and thank God
and serve Him with greater love and fervour. Amen.
For a Good Confession
St. Gerard, Patron of a Good Confession, who
gave courage to souls whom fear and shame had overcome; who gave sorrow
to their hearts, resolution to their wills, truth to their faltering
help me to make a good Confession. Enable me to know my sins, to be
sorry for them, and to be firmly resolved, with God's grace, never to
Help me to confess my sins humbly and sincerely,
to confess them in the spirit of faith, as confessing them to Our Lord
Stand by me in this Confession, O gentle Saint,
an angel of God sent to free me from sin. Amen.