St. Gerard, you lived your life among people
who asked for your prayers and blessings
in the many concerns of their lives.
In your kindness you presented their needs to Jesus
and obtained an answer to their prayers.
Help all those who call upon your intercession
to experience the healing presence of Christ within them.
Our confidence is strengthened by your words of encouragement,
"Trust with lively faith that you will receive everything from God."
Be a friend to us, St. Gerard,
and help us to walk in the light of Christ.
Following your example,
may our lives proclaim the love and mercy of Jesus in all our actions.