O Most Divine Lord, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Infinite
Majesty, and we adore Thee and dedicate to Thy glory the devout prayers which we
now present to Thee, as an act of devotion to your servant, St Gemma Galgani,
whose intercession we are now imploring.
Oh glorious St Gemma, for years you greatly desired to enter the consecrated
religious life, but God desired otherwise, telling you after many years that it
was not to be, and thereby causing you such great disappointment. Yet, you
accepted this great sacrifice and resigned yourself to the will of God. Teach us
then, dear St Gemma, to accept the sacrifices and sufferings that God permits in
our lives, especially those that are very much against our own will and
desires. (state your intention here).
who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it
is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us
our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass
against us, and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at
the hour of our death. Amen.
to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be forever. Amen.
Pray for us, Saint Gemma, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray
O God, Who fashioned thy servant Saint Gemma into a likeness of
Thy Crucified Son, grant us through her intercession the favor that we humbly
request, and through the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Thy Son, may we be
united with You for all eternity. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.