Sunday, September 25, 2011

Novena to St. Therese Day Four

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 Jesus, 
who at an early age had your heart set on Carmel 
and in your brief earthly life 
did become the mirror of angelic purity, 
of courageous love 
and of whole hearted surrender to Almighty God, 
turn your eyes of mercy upon me who trusts in you. 
Obtain for me the favor I seek in this novena...
(State your intention here....)
and the grace to keep my heart and mind pure and clean. 
O dear saint, grant me to feel in every need 
the power of your intercession; 
help to comfort me in all the bitterness of this life 
and especially at its end, 
that I may be worth 
to share eternal happiness with you in heaven. 
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 
pray for us.

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