Updates coming later today [some good ones about our strong baby!], but I did want to include what has been sent out. This is a prayer to St. Gerard, The Mothers’ Saint. Most of you know, we named our son Gerard James Chopp, after St. Gerard and pray to him often. Every day is a blessing!
Sorry if this is a repeat, but wanted to share with all of you:
For a Mother with Child
Almighty and everlasting God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, you prepared the body and soul of the Virgin Mary to be a worthy dwelling place of your divine Son. You sanctified St. John the Baptizer, while still in his mother’s womb. Listen now to my prayer. Through the intercession of St. Gerard, watch over the baby girl and Jennifer; protect them at this time of delivery. May Evan and Jen’s child receive the saving graces of Baptism, lead a Christian life, and, together with all the members of our family attain everlasting happiness in Heaven. Amen.