Prayer For Safe Delivery St Gerard
Almighty and loving Father, I thank you for giving St. Gerard to us as a great role model and powerful friend.
Through his example, he has shown us how to love and trust You.
You shower many blessings on those who call upon his assistance.
For Your greater glory and my welfare, please grant me the favours which I now ask in his name.
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And you, my powerful patron, intercede for me before the throne of God.
Draw near to His throne and do not leave until you have been heard.
O Good Saint, to you I address my fervent prayers; graciously accept them and let me experience in some way the effects of your powerful intercession. Amen.
O Most beloved Saint Gerard, who, like the Savior, loved children and by your prayers freed many from disease and even death, listen to us who are pleading for our sick child.
We thank God for the great gift of our son/daughter and ask God to restore our child to health if such be his holy will. This favour we beg of you through your love for all children and mothers. Amen
O good St Gerard, powerful intercessor before God and wonder worker of our day, confidently I call upon you and seek your aid. On Earth you always fulfilled God's designs, help me now to do the holy will of God. Implore the Master of Life, from whom all paternity proceeds, to render me fruitful in offspring, that I may raise up children to God in this life, and in the world to come, heirs to the Kingdom of His Glory. Amen.
O Almighty and Everlasting God, Who through the operation of the Holy Ghost didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mary to be a worthy dwelling place of Thy Divine Son; and through the operation of the same Holy Ghost didst sanctify St. John the Baptist while still in his mother's womb, hearken to the prayers of Thy humble servant who implores Thee, through the intercession of St. Gerard to protect me (her) amidst the dangers of childbearing and to watch over the child which Thou hast deigned to bless me (her): that it may be cleansed by the saving water of Baptism, and that, after living a Christinan life on earth, both the child and its mother may attain everlasting bliss in Heaven. Amen.
O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of thy 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 thee and made thee a seraph of love.
O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, thou didst bear, like thy Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, thou hast been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.
Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the lustrial waters of baptism, through Jesus Christ our Lord.