Starting a family is something that many couples suffer difficulty with. Looking to the Patron Saint of Motherhood, St. Gerard, you and your spouse may receive blessings of a child to be. Here are some great prayers for fertility for Catholics that will help them to put their faith in God to grant them a blessing of a child.
O good St. Gerard, powerful intercessor before God and Wonder-worker of our day, I call on you and seek your help. You who on earth did always fulfill God’s design, help me to do the Holy Will of God. Beseech the Master of Life, from whom all paternity proceeded, to make 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.
Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, I have asked you for many favors, but I beg for this one. Take it, place it in your open broken heart, and when the Eternal Father sees it covered with the mantle of thy most Precious Blood, He cannot refuse it. For then it is Your prayer not mine. Amen
You know my deep desire for a child A little one to love and to hold, to care for, to cherish. Grant that my body may conceive and give birth to a beautiful, healthy baby in Your holy image. Guide me in all my choices so that this conception, my pregnancy and my baby’s birth are in line with Your will. Heavenly Father and Holy Mother, hear this prayer of my heart, mind and spirit. Amen.
Great protector of the family St Gerard, we ask your prayers for all parents, that they may receive the grace to live in the love of god and bring up their children to know and love him with all their hearts. God our loving Father, your live gives life to the world. Bless and make holy all human love, especially the life giving mothers. May your love fill the hearts and homes of all families, so that the world may enjoy the peace and happiness promised by your son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dear Lord, we pray for all mothers. May they be confident of their own special value and enjoy the experience of motherhood. Encourage all those who face anxieties or hardship. Give them strength to go on loving and caring for their families and those you give them to love. We pray too for mothers who are alone in caring for their children. Help them to overcome loneliness. May they always receive love and support from those around them. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Dear Lord, we pray for older parents and grandparents. May they be encouraged to bring the richness of their experience to family life. Help them to overcome discouragement from physical weakness or immobility and strengthen them to offer true love and spiritual support. Comfort those who feel lonely or unwanted. Make us aware of their needs. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
O Lord, make me a better parent. Teach me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they say and to answer their questions kindly. Keep me from interrupting them, talking back to them, and contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me. Give me the courage to confess my sins against my children and to ask their forgiveness when I know I have done them wrong. Help me grow with my children, to treat them as those of their own age; but let me not expect of the judgments and conventions of adults. Allow me not to rob them of the opportunity to wait upon themselves, to think, to choose, and to make decisions.
Here is a talk given by Fr. Matt Hartley at St. Peter Catholic Church on Catholic Bioethics and fertility issues. This Catholic teaching explains how to deal with in vitro fertilization and fertility issues as they relate to those couples looking to have families.