I will be on my 39weeks of pregnancy by tomorrow. The waiting game makes me feel excited, anxious and a bit scared as a first timer. I did have few contractions last night but I talked to baby that maybe we can wait for his dad to arrive from Singapore in two days. Then, my contractions subsided.
I learned about this saint: St. Gerard Majella. He is the saint of expectant mothers. I learned more of his life, how he lived it and all miracles he performed. I am amazed of how he had lived his life for God and his mission to be a saint.
Every night I pray to God throughout his intercession. I will share with all the expectant mothers out there this prayer:
PRAYER TO ST. GERARD
Great Saint Gerard,
beloved servant of Jesus Christ,
perfect imitator of our meek & 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 you & made you a seraph of love.
O glorious Saint Gerard,
because like your Divine Master,
you bore without murmur or complaint the calumniates of wicked men
when falsely accused of crime,
you have been raised up by God as patron & protector of expectant mothers.
Preserve me in the dangers of motherhood and shield the child I now bear,
that it may be brought safely to the light of day
and receive the sacrament of baptism.
Hail Mary…. (3x)
(Taken from Straight from the Heart: A Prayer Companion)
I also pray through the intercession of St. Raphael the Archangel and St. Josemaria Escriva as well as praying the rosary. Mama Mary, Jesus’ mother is the perfect mother to emulate.
Tomorrow is my next prenatal check up. Wish me luck! Praying for all preggy mommies out there too!