*administrative note* I'm not online much on the weekends, so this will be a "workday novena." The saints are very used to this from me, trust me. :) I'll post day 4 on Monday and we'll continue from there. Over the weekend, I'll offer my rosary for the intentions of this novena.
Novena to St. Gerard
Most Blessed Trinity, I, Your child, thank You for all the gifts and
privileges which You granted to St. Gerard, especially for those virtues
with which You adorned him on earth and the glory which You now impart to
him in heaven. Accomplish Your work, Oh Lord, so that Your kingdom may
come about on earth. Through his merits, in union with those of Jesus and
Mary, grant me the grace for which I ask.... (Mention your request)
And you, my powerful intercessor,
St. Gerard, always so ready to help those who have recourse to you, pray
for me. Come before the throne of Divine Mercy and do not leave without
being heard. To you I confide this important and urgent affair....
Graciously take my cause in hand and do not let me end this novena without
having experienced in some way the effects of your intercession. Amen.
Pray 9 Hail Mary's.