from his boyhood years you blessed Saint Gerard with generosity of soul, and you led him to do your will in heroic ways.
By your race he lived his brief life in intense love for you and those in need. Hear his prayer for us and for all poor souls in trouble.
Saint Gerard, friend of sinners, friend of the poor, friend of mothers and children, it is our joy and consolation to come to your Novena to remember the goodness of your life, your burning sense of God, your tender love for Our Lord and his mother, Mary, your kindness and care for everyone in mind.
Pray for us now in our time of need.
Pray for us in our sickness.
Pray for us in our confusion and despair.
Pray for us in our struggle with life and it's mysteries.
Remember especially those who long for children and mothers about to give birth. Remember those who have wandered from the practice of the faith and need the grace of reconciliation.
Remember all of us poor sinners in our particular needs.
Pause and make your own intentions