Monday, January 14, 2008
Pray for Cheri & Zach!
Just got a call and was asked to help spread the word that Cheri's in labor with baby Mallahan #2! Please add Cheri to your prayer list, and I'll update as soon as I know more.
Here's a prayer to St. Gerard that is a great one to pray:
Prayer for a Safe Delivery
O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, enkindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love.
O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.
Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.
***UPDATE:*** at 9:36, Cheri gave birth to 9 lbs, 6 oz. Aidan Xavier Mallahan. Both mom and baby are doing well!