Sunday, March 21, 2010

Praying to St. Gerard

Yesterday my mom gave me a prayer book of St. Gerard. St. Gerard is the patron of expectant mothers because of a miracle effected through his prayers for an expectant mother. Now many pregnant mothers pray to him for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. The book has 9 daily prayers, and last night Keith and I said the first one together. Tonight we will do the second. I plan on continuing these prayers every night. I have read online that there are St. Gerard medals that pregnant woman can wear or keep in a prayer book if they are experiencing a difficult pregnancy. I'm going to be scoping out local religious stores to see if I can find one. If anyone else would like to pray to St. Gerard with me, here is a prayer you can say:

O Almighty and Everlasting God,
who did draw to Yourself Saint Gerard,
even from his tenderest years,
making him comfortable to the
Image of Your Crucified Son,
grant we beg you that imitating
his example; we may be made
like unto the same Divine Image,
through Jesus Christ Our Lord.


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