GK Chesterton died on the 14th June 1936, so please say the following prayer, with an Our Father, Hail Mary and a Glory be, each day, starting on Sunday, leading upto this 75th Anniversary. For printable prayercards.
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, for end of abortion [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.
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