No post today. Instead, please pray for the soul of Gilbert Keith Chesterton who died on this day in 1936. And pray, too, that his holiness might be recognised and that he and his wife, Frances, may be raised to the altars.
The G. K. Chesterton Prayer
God Our Father, Thou didst fill the life of Thy servant Gilbert Keith Chesterton
with a sense of wonder and joy,
and gave him a faith which was the foundation of his ceaseless work,
a charity towards all men, particularly his opponents,
and a hope which sprang from his lifelong gratitude for the gift of human life.
May his innocence and his laughter,
his constancy in fighting for the Christian faith in a world losing belief,
his lifelong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
and his love for all men, especially for the poor,
bring cheerfulness to those in despair,
conviction and warmth to lukewarm believers
and the knowledge of God to those without faith.
We beg Thee to grant the favours we ask through his intercession,
the end of abortion in this Country [and especially for……]
so that his holiness may be recognized by all
and the Church may proclaim him Blessed.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
The Catholic G K Chesterton Society
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