Prayer Changes Worry to Hope
Years ago, a dear friend of mine came into my office and asked for prayers.
She shared that she and her husband were trying to have a baby. Yet, they were struggling with health issues and infertility. I invited others in the office to pray upon her. Our team circled around her in prayer and said, "May God's will be done, and if it is in His plan, may He bring a new baby into her life." Every time my friend came to visit me in the office, I would ensure we prayed together for her desire to become pregnant.
Her prayers were answered, and they had a beautiful baby boy! Affirmed that prayer is real and works, my friend became a prayer warrior for all moms wanting to be pregnant! Our dear friend created this bracelet with us, and she gives all her proceeds back to Childhelp. (Thank you, Caitlin Stamos for this beautiful collaboration.)
We all know someone in our lives that needs this prayer right now. Perhaps you know someone that is struggling with infertility. Maybe someone that is pregnant or someone praying for a healthy delivery. St. Gerard is the patron saint of expectant mothers and those suffering through fertility issues.
St. Gerard is one of those HOLY people in heaven who intercedes on our behalf and is dedicated to praying for all pregnancies. He is known as the patron saint for a healthy pregnancy; his nickname is "Saint of Happy Deliveries." Wear this bracelet as a constant reminder that you are being prayed for and that you are NEVER ALONE!
Thank you, Caitlin, for sharing your own story:
We had been trying to get pregnant for a while. I was going to acupuncturists, drinking teas, eating a fertility-supporting diet, and seeing fertility specialists, and at the same time, I was starting to partner with Amy from My Saint My Hero on our St. Amos line. She knew of our struggles and took the time out of every business meeting to pray over me—and her prayers are powerful. I felt each one vibrate in me. Together we came up with the idea to create a St. Gerard bracelet as a prayer for anyone going through the same challenges as me. We included beautiful moonstones, and I wear it often. Soon after, I was pregnant with Billy. For me, it took a community of support from doctors, family, friends, and prayer.
Caitlin McHugh Stamos