Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born on 29th May 1874 in Kensington, London and died on the 14th June 1936 (aged 62). As the anniversary of his death is also fast approaching, let us Pray;
God Our Father, Thou filled 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, [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. Amen.
For printable prayercards in English, Spanish, Italian and a Pro-Life version see; http://www.catholicgkchestertonsociety.co.uk/