Lord, have mercy: Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy: Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy: Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us: Christ, graciously hear us

Response: Have mercy on us
God the Father in Heaven: Have mercy…
God the Son, Redeemer of the world: Have mercy…
God the Holy Spirit: Have mercy…
Holy Trinity, one God: Have mercy…

Response: Pray for us
Holy Mary: Pray for us
St. Michael the Archangel: Pray…
St. Joseph: Pray…
St. Gianna, filled with love for God: Pray…
St. Gianna, filled with love for children: Pray…
St. Gianna, filled with love for Our Lady and her Rosary: Pray…
St. Gianna, filled with love for the Most Blessed Sacrament: Pray…
St. Gianna, who sought the will of God in all things: Pray…
St. Gianna, generous with those in need: Pray…
St. Gianna, devoted to prayer: Pray…
St. Gianna, willing to lay down your life for the sake of the gospel: Pray…
St. Gianna, patient in suffering: Pray…
St. Gianna, united to Jesus on the Cross: Pray…
St. Gianna, called to the vocation of marriage: Pray…
St. Gianna, who welcomed children as a blessing: Pray…
St. Gianna, physician to the ill: Pray…
St. Gianna, faithful daughter of the Church: Pray…
St. Gianna, witness to the sanctity of human life: Pray…

Response: Deliver us Lord through the intercession of St. Gianna
From neglecting God through prayer:  Deliver us through…
From refusing to see God in the sick and poor: Deliver us through…
From callousness to the sufferings of others: Deliver us through…
From selfishness: Deliver us through…
From a lack of trust in God’s providence: Deliver us through…
From blindness to the dignity of the human person: Deliver us through…
From denial that human life begins at conception: Deliver us through…

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Let us pray.
Lord of life, we thank You for the heroic witness of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla. You have taught us that there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for others. Saint Gianna did this, not only as she gave birth to her last child, but also in her everyday life as she died to herself so that she could live wholly for You. What selflessness we see in her! Help us, we pray, that through the intercession of Saint Gianna, our society may regain a sense of the sacredness of all human life. Fill us with her spirit of courage to suffer any struggle rather than deny You and the sanctity of human life.
We ask You this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

 

Composed by a priest from Alabama and offered to the Society of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
Nihil Obstat: Rev. Joseph G. Prior, Censor Librorum
Imprimatur: Justin Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, Sept. 29, 2004