Background: St Gerard Majella was an Italian Lay Brother (1726 – 1755) of the Redemptorists. His divine help is sought for children, unborn children, women in childbirth, mothers, expectant mothers, motherhood, the falsely accused, good confessions, lay brothers and Muro Lucano, Italy. [Continue reading at Wikipedia.org)
Most Blessed Trinity, I, Your child, thank You for all the gifts and privileges which You granted to St. Gerard, especially for those virtues with which You adorned him on earth and the glory which You now impart to him in heaven.
Accomplish Your work, O Lord, so that Your kingdom may come about on earth.
Through his merits, in union with those of Jesus and Mary, grant me the grace for which I ask….
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And you, my powerful intercessor, St. Gerard, always so ready to help those who have recourse to you, pray for me.
St Gerard, go before the throne of Divine Mercy and do not leave without being heard. To you I confide this earnest and urgent request.
St Gerard, graciously take my cause in hand and do not let me end this novena without having experienced in some way the effects of your intercession. Amen.
O Good St. Gerard, powerful intercessor before the throne of God and wonder-worker of our day, I call upon you and seek your help.
While on earth, you fulfilled all of God’s designs; help me also, to always do God’s holy will.
St Gerard, beseech the Master of Life, from whom all parenthood proceeds, to bless me with offspring, that I may raise up children to God in this life and heirs to the kingdom of God’s glory in the life to come. Amen.
Prayers: Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory be … (3 times)
… St Gerard Majella, Pray for Us …