St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

Prayers to St Gerard

Healing Prayer to St. Gerard


O Good, St. Gerard,
Powerful Intercessor before God, and
Wonder Worker of Our Day,
We Call Upon You and Seek Your Help.

 

St. Gerard, Whose Heart Went Out to the Unfortunate;
Who Helped So Many Poor People,
Healed So Many Sick,
Comforted So Many Afflicted with
All Types of Ailments;
Behold We are Worried and Troubled;

St. Gerard, We have Recourse to You;
Please Help Us to Be Healed and Strenghened
from All Our Sufferings.

 

We Believe There is No Limit to What
God Can Do,
Therefore, We Confidently Place Our Trust
in His Infinite Wisdom and Goodness.

 

We Ask You St. Gerard,
To Guide Us Along Life's Journey
Until the Day We Join You,
Jesus, Mary, and All the Angels and Saints
in Heaven to Praise God for All Eternity.


We Ask This All in the Loving Name of Jesus.

Amen

 

For Motherhood


O good Saint Gerard, powerful intercessor before God and Wonderworker of our day, I call upon thee and seek thy aid. Thou who on earth didst always fulfill Godís designs, help me to do the holy Will of God. Beseech the Master of Life, from Whom all paternity proceedeth, to render me fruitful in offspring, that I may raise up children to God in this life and heirs to the Kingdom of His Glory in the world to come. Amen.

 

For Mother with Child


O almighty and Everlasting God Who through the operation of the Holy Christ, 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 Saint John the Baptist, while still in his motherís womb; hearken to the prayers of Thy humble servant who implore thee, through the intercession of Saint Gerard, to protect her (me); that it may be cleansed by the saving water of baptism and, after a Christian life on earth, it may with its mother, attain everlasting bliss in Heaven. Amen.

 

For a Sick Child


O Saint Gerard, who, like the Savior, loved children so tenderly and by your prayers freed many from disease and even from death; graciously look down upon the distressed parents who plead with thee for their childís health if such be the Will, of God. Present their promise to God to bring up the child a good Christian and to guard it by word and example against the fatal leprosy of sin. This favor we implore thee, O sainted Brother, through the tender love with which Jesus and Mary blessed thy own innocent childhood. Amen.

 

In Time of Trial
O Sainted Brother Gerard, whose heart went out to the unfortunate; who relieved so many poor, healed so many sick, comforted so many afflicted; behold me worried and troubled as I kneel at thy feet. In vain to turn to men to seek consolation and help; therefore, do I have recourse to thee thou who art so powerful in heaven. Graciously assist me, Saint Gerard, that being freed from this trial or strengthened to bear it for the love of God, I may praise and thank God and serve Him with greater love and fervor. Amen.

 

For Special Blessings


Dear Saint Gerard we rejoice in thy happiness and glory; we bless the Lord Who endowed thee with the choicest gifts of His Grace; we congratulate thee for corresponding so faithfully with them. Obtain for us, we pray thee, some part of thy angelic purity, thy burning love for Jesus in the Tabernacle, thy tender devotion to Mary Immaculate. In thy brotherly love which made thee the support of the poor, the comforter of the afflicted and the apostle of the most forsaken souls, grant me the favors for which I now pray.


(Here mention them privately)


O most Powerful Patron, who hast always helped those who prayed to thee intercede for me before the Throne of God. O Good Saint, to thee I confide my fervent prayers; graciously accept them and, before the end of these days of prayer, let me experience in some way the effects of thy powerful intercession. Amen.

 

To Obtain Patience


O powerful and everlasting God, Who didst endow Thy faithful Servant Saint Gerard with an invincible patience in the midst of contradictions and persecutions, slanders and infirmities, and didst thereby make him an image of Thy suffering and crucified Son; grant, we beseech Thee, that fixing our eyes on the crucifix, as he did, we may through patience, atone for our sins and prove our love. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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For a Sick Person


O God, Who didst bestow on Saint Gerard the power of healing all kinds of infirmities, deign to glorify Thy Servant, who was so merciful toward human misery, by delivering me from my present sickness. Grant also that, being strengthened in body, I may take greater care to avoid sin and overcome my evil passions, the spiritual diseases that drag so many to everlasting death. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

In Temporal Needs

O God, Who didst so often give to Saint Gerard power to supply the needs of the poor, grant us the grace which we implore of Thee (here mention your need), through the intercession of Thy most charitable Servant, that being helped in our present need, we may with our whole heart love and serve Thee, our only Treasure in time and eternity. Amen.

 

Loving and caring God, I thank you for giving St. Gerard to Your Church as our protector and friend. By his example, he showed us how to love and trust You. Through his intercession, You have granted me the answer to my prayers. I offer You my most heartfelt gratitude for answering my request (state your request). Help me always to be mindful of Your constant care for me. May I show my thankfulness by showing kindness and compassion to those around me. Amen.

 

Great St. Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, you are a perfect imitator of our meek and humble Saviour, and a devoted child of the Mother of God. Enkindle in my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity that glowed in yours and made you a beacon of love.
Glorious St. Gerard, like your divine Master, you bore without murmur or complaint the calumnies of wicked men when falsely accused of crime, and you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers. Preserve me from dangers, and shield the child I now carry. Pray that my baby may be brought safely to the light of day and receive the sacrament of baptism.


Hail Mary....

 

Novena to St. Gerard

 

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 the earth. Through his merits, in union with those of Jesus and Mary, grant me the grace for which I now ask...(mention your intention).

 

And you, my powerful intercessor, St. Gerard, always so ready to help those who have recourse to you, pray for me. Come before the throne of Divine Mercy and do not leave without being heard. To you I confide this important and urgent affair. 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.

 

Nine Day Novena
Novena to Saint Gerard


Strive each day to practice in the virtue indicated in the petition.

 

1st Day


Saint Gerard, ever full of faith obtain for me that , believing firmly all that the Church of God proposes to my belief, I may strive to secure through a holy life the joys of eternal happiness.

 

Then say Nine Hail Marys, with the following Versicle and Prayer.


V. Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us Pray

O Almighty and everlasting God, who didst draw to thyself Saint Gerard, even from his tenderest years, making him conformable to the Image of Thy Crucified Son, grant we beseech Thee, that imitating his example, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

2nd Day


Saint Gerard, most generous saint, who from thy tenderest years didst care so little for the goods of earth, grant that I may place all my confidence in Jesus Christ alone, my true Treasure, who alone can make me happy in time and in eternity.
Then say Nine Hail Marys, with the following Versicle and Prayer.


V. Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

3rd Day

 

Saint Gerard, bright seraph of love, who despising all earthly love, didst consecrate thy life to the service of God and thy neighbor, promoting Godís glory in thy lowly state, and ever ready to assist the distressed and console the sorrowful, ob5tain for me, I beseech thee, that loving God the only God and my neighbor for His sake, I may be hereafter united to Him for ever in glory.


Then say Nine Hail Marys, with the following Versicle and Prayer.


V. Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

4th Day


Saint Gerard, spotless lily of purity, by the angelic virtue and thy wonderful innocence of life thou didst receive from the Infant Jesus and His Immaculate Mother, sweet pledges of tenderest love, grant, I beseech thee, that I may ever strive in my life-long fight, and thus win the crown that awaits the brave and the true.


Then say Nine Hail Marys, with the following Versicle and Prayer.


V. Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

5th Day


Saint Gerard, model of holy obedience, who through thy life didst heroically submit the judgment to those who represent Jesus Christ to thee, thus sanctifying thy lowliest actions, obtain for me from God cheerful admission to His Holy Will and the virtue of perfect obedience, that I may be made comfortable to Jesus, my Model, who was obedient even to death.


Then say Nine Hail Marys, with the following Versicle and Prayer.


V. Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

6th Day


Saint Gerard, most perfect imitator of Jesus Christ our Redeemer, do thou whose greatest glory was to be humble and lowly, obtain that I too, knowing my littleness in Godís sight, may be found worthy to enter the kingdom that is promised to the humble and lowly of heart.


Then say Nine Hail Marys, with the following Versicle and Prayer.


V. Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

7th Day


Saint Gerard, unconquered hero, most patient in suffering, do thou who didst glory in infirmity, and under slander and most cruel ignominy didst rejoice to suffer with Christ, obtain for me patience and resignation in my sorrows, that I may bravely bear the cross that is to gain for me the crown of everlasting glory.


Then say Nine Hail Marys, with the following Versicle and Prayer.


V. Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

8th Day


Saint Gerard, true lover of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, do thou who didst kneel long hours before the Tabernacle, and there didst taste the joys of the Paradise. Obtain for me, I beseech thee, the spirit of prayer and an undying love for the Most Holy Sacrament, that thus receiving frequently the Body and Blood of Jesus, I may daily grow in His holy love and merit the priceless grace of loving Him even to the end.


Then say Nine Hail Marys, with the following Versicle and Prayer.


V. Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

9th Day


Saint Gerard, most favorite child of heaven, to whom Mary gave the Infant Jesus in the day of thy childhood, to whom she sweetly came before thou didst close thine eyes In death, obtain for me I beseech thee, so to seek and love my Blessed Mother during life, that she may be my joy and consolation in this valley of tears, until with thee, before the throne of God, I may praise her goodness for all eternity. Amen.


Then say Nine Hail Marys, with the following Versicle and Prayer.


V. Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.