Monday, September 26, 2011

Novena to St. Therese Day Five

Novena to
St Therese
of the Child Jesus


O St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 
who during your short life on earth 
became a mirror of angelic purity, 
of love strong as death, 
and of wholehearted abandonment to God, 
now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues, 
cast a glance of pity on me 
as I leave all things in your hands. 
Make my troubles your own, 
speak a word for me to Our Lady Immaculate, 
whose flower of special love you were
to that Queen of Heaven 
"who smiled on you at the dawn of life."
Beg her powerful intercession 
the grace I yearn for so ardently at this moment...
(State your intention here....)
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. 
O God, who did inflame with the Spirit of Love, 
the soul of your servant Therese of the Child Jesus, 
grant that we also may love you 
and make you much loved. 


O Little Flower of Carmel, 
Almighty God endowed you, 
consumed by love for him, 
with wondrous spiritual strength 
to follow the way of perfection 
during the days of your short life. 
Sickness touched you early 
but you remained firm in faith 
and prayer was your life. 
O pray for me that I may benefit 
by your intercession 
and be granted the favor I ask in this novena...
(State your intention here....)
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 
pray for us.

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