Friday, September 30, 2011

Novena to St. Therese Day Nine

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 St. Therese, 
seraphic virgin, 
beloved spouse of our Crucified Lord, 
you who on earth did burn with a love 
so intense toward your God and my God, 
and now glow with a bright 
and purer flame in paradise, 
obtain for me, I beseech you, 
a spark of that same holy fire 
which shall help me to put things of the world 
in their proper place 
and live my life always conscious of the presence of God. 
As I conclude my novena 
I also beg of you to secure for me 
the special favor I seek at this time...
(State your intention here....)
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 
pray for us.


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