MIRACULOUS INVOCATION TO ST. THERESE
O glorious Saint Therese, whom Almighty God has raised up to aid and counsel mankind, I implore thy Miraculous Intercession. So powerful art thou in obtaining every need of body and soul our Holy Mother Church proclaims thee a "Prodigy of Miracles . . . the Greatest Saint of Modern Times."
Now I fervently beseech thee to answer my petition [mention here] and to carry out thy promises of spending Heaven doing good on earth . . . of letting fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses.
Henceforth, dear Little Flower, I will fulfill thy plea "to be made known everywhere" and I will never cease to lead others to Jesus through thee. Amen.
PRAYER IN HONOR OF ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX
St. Therese, in thy brief, mortal career thou didst become a model of angelic purity, of daring love, and of whole-hearted surrender to Almighty God.
Now that thou dost enjoy the reward of thy virtues, turn thy eyes upon us who trust in thee. Obtain for us the grace to keep our hearts and minds pure and clean.
Grant us to feel in every need the power of thine
intercession; give us comfort in all the bitterness
of this life, especially at its end, that we
may be worthy to share eternal happiness with thee
in Paradise. Amen.
A MORNING PRAYER WRITTEN BY ST. THERESE
O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of
this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of
I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of Its Merciful Love.
O my God! I ask of Thee for myself and for those
whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfill perfectly Thy Holy Will, to
for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we
may one day be united together in heaven for all Eternity. Amen.
PRAYER TO ST. THERESE
O little St. Theresa of the Child Jesus,
who during thy short life on earth didst become a mirror of angelic
of love strong as death, and of wholehearted abandonment to God, now
thou rejoicest in the reward of thy virtues, cast a glance of pity on
as I leave all things in thy hands.
Make my troubles thine own------speak
a word for me to our Lady Immaculate, whose flower of
special love thou wert------to
that Queen of Heaven "who smiled on thee at the dawn of life."
Beg her as the Queen of the Heart of Jesus to
obtain for me by her powerful intercession,
the grace I yearn for so ardently at this moment,
and that she join with it a blessing that may
strengthen me during life. Defend me at the hour
of death, and lead me straight on to a happy eternity.