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MIRACLE NOVENA PRAYER TO ST THERESE THE LITTLE FLOWER

30 Jul

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 as 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. Amen.

O God, who did inflame with your 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. Amen.

FIRST DAY:
O Therese of the Child Jesus, well beloved and full of charity, in union with you, I reverently adore the majesty of God; and since I rejoice withe exceeding joy in the singular gifts of grace bestowed upon you during your life, and your gifts of glory after death, I give him deepest thanks for them; I beseech you with all my heart’s devotion to be pleased to obtain for me, by your effectual intercession, above all things, the grace of a holy life and a happy death. Moreover, I beg of you to obtain for me….But if what I ask of you so earnestly does not tend to the glory of God and the greater good of my soul, do you, I pray, obtain for me that which is more profitable to both these ends. Amen.
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

SECOND DAY:
Almighty God, giver of all good gifts, who did will that Blessed Theresa, being watered by the heavenly dew of your guiding grace, should bloom in Carmel with the beauty of virginity and patience in suffering, grant that I your servant may be found worthy to become a devoted and loyal follower of Christ. Amen.
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

THIRD DAY:
O St Therese of the Child Jesus, lily of purity, ornament and glory of Carmel, I greet you, great saint, seraph of divine love. I rejoice in the favours our Lord so liberally bestowed on you. In humility and confidence I ask you to help me, for I know that God has given you love and pity as well as power. Tell him, now, I beseech you, of the favour I seek in this novena…. Your request will crown my petition with success and bring joy to my heart. Remember your promise to do good on earth: “I shall spend my heaven doing good on earth. After death I shall let fall a shower of roses.”
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

FOURTH DAY:
O Little Flower of Jesus, who at an early age had your heart set on Carmel and in your brief earthly life did become a mirror of angelic purity, of courageous love and of wholehearted surrender to Almighty God, turn your eyes of mercy upon me who trusts in you. Obtain for me the favour I seek in this novena…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 worthy to share eternal happiness with you in heaven. Amen.
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for me.

FIFTH DAY:
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 favour I ask in this novena…
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

SIXTH DAY:
O Little Flower of Jesus, you have shown yourself so powerful in your intercession, so tender and compassionate toward those who honour you and invoke you in suffering and distress, that I kneel at your feet with perfect confidence and beseech you most humbly and earnestly to take me under your protection in my present necessity and to obtain for me the favour I ask in this novena…Vouchsafe to recommend my request to Mary, the merciful Queen of Heaven, that she may plead my cause with you before the throne of Jesus, her divine Son. Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

SEVENTH DAY:
Therese of the Child Jesus, most loving Saint, in union with you I adore the divine Majesty. My heart is filled with joy at the remembrance of the marvellous favours with which God blessed your life on earth and of the great glory that came to you after death. In union with you, I praise God, and offer him my humble tribute of thanksgiving. I implore you to obtain for me, through your powerful intercession, the greatest of all blessings – that of living and dying in the state of grace. I also beg of you to secure for me the special favour I seek in this novena…
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

EIGHTH DAY:
O glorious St Therese, who, burning with the desire of increasing the glory of God, invariably attended to the sanctification of your own soul by the constant practice of prayer and charity so that, becoming in the Church a model of holiness, you are now in heaven the protector of all those who have recourse to you in faith, look down upon me who invokes your powerful patronage and join your petition to mine that I be granted the favour I seek in this novena…
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

NINTH DAY:
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 the 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 favour I seek at this time…
St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

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