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You filled the life of Your servant <br>
Gilbert Keith Chesterton <br>
with a sense of wonder and joy,
<br>and gave him a faith which was <br>the foundation of his ceaseless work, <br>a charity towards all men, <br>particularly his opponents, <br>and a hope which sprang from <br>his lifelong gratitude for the gift of human life.
May his innocence and his laughter, <br>
We beg You to grant the favors we ask <br>
through his intercession
, <br>the end of abortion in this Country <br>and our other special intentions , <br>
so that his holiness may be recognized by all <br>
and the Church may proclaim him Blessed.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Source: [http://ecumenicaldiablog.blogspot.com/2012/07/pray-gk-chesterton-novena-for-someones.html Ecumenical Diablog.] ''Translated from ornate English into standard American without permission. MXM, SJ''