Saint Gerard - Patron of Motherhood and Childbirth
Feast Day - 16th October
O glorious Saint Gerard
powerful intercessor before God
and wonder worker of our day
I call upon you and seek your help.
You who always fulfilled God's Will on earth,
Help me to do God's holy will
Intercede with the Giver of Life
from whom all parenthool proceeds,
that I may conceive and raise children
who will please God in this life and be heirs
to the Kingdom of Heaven
Expectant Mother Prayer
O Great Saint Gerard, beloved Servant of Jesus Christ,
Perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior and devoted Child of the
Mother of God, enkindle within my heart
one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart.
O Glorious Saint Gerard, God has raised you up as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.
Help me be grateful for the privilege of bringing a precious life into our world.
Preserve me from danger and from excessive pains accompanying childbirth and shield the child
whom I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the life-giving waters of Baptism.
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord