Monday, July 21, 2008

Request for a Novena for an Expectant Mom

Sarah's brother Mike and his wife Kristy are expecting a child (their first, I believe). Now it seems the baby is in trouble, and Sarah has invited us all to join her in a novena to St. Gerard.

Just so you have it handy, here's the prayer ...
Almighty and Eternal God, we thank you for the gift of St.Gerard and the example of his life. Because St. Gerard always had complete faith and trust in you, you blessed him with great powers of help and healing.

Through him, you showed your loving concern for all those who suffered or were in need. You never failed to hear his prayer on their behalf.

Today, through St. Gerard's powerful intercession, you continue to show your love for all those who place their trust in you.

And so, Father, full of faith and confidence, and in thanksgiving for all the wonderful things you have done for us, we place ourselves before you today. Through the intercession of St. Gerard, hear our prayers and petitions, and if it is your holy will, grant them. Amen.

Here's another novena that looks good.