Prayer To Teresa Of Avila

She is the saint of internet users and computer programmers. Teresa of Ávila, also known as Saint Teresa of Jesus, was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun and author during the Counter Reformation (16th century) in Spain. She was a reformist who was open to new theological concepts and proclaimed universal salvation, perhaps the first to do so. Her writings were spiritual guidance for others and were deeply autobiographical. Her mystical experiences included visions and a reading of her soul by Jesus and Mary.

Prayer is the most powerful force in the universe and Teresa of Avila, along with Saint John of the Cross, help us understand what is happening when we pray.

O blessed Saint Teresa of Jesus, your life was one of holiness and love for God. With this Prayer you will receive strength to be a true saint.

St. Teresa of Avila, you are the patron saint of many things. I am humbly asking for your intercession in my struggles as well as my life. You are a woman of prayer and I desire to be one as well, I need your guidance in this area.

Prayer To Teresa Of Avila

Let nothing disturb you, 
Let nothing frighten you, 
All things are passing away: 
God never changes. 
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing; 
God alone suffices.

Prayer To Teresa Of Avila

Jesus himself said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:29-30).

God desires peace in your life and one of the most effective ways of finding that peace is invoking his aid. He wants to help you, but our hearts must be open to that divine assistance.

St. Teresa of Avila wrote a beautiful poem during her lifetime that has been used as a prayer throughout the centuries. It is simple in its format, which is why many turn to it in times of distress. If you are feeling afraid or anxious right now, consider praying this prayer, opening your heart to God and adding your own words, invoking God’s help in your hour of need.

Let nothing disturb you,Let nothing frighten you,All things are passing away:God never changes.Patience obtains all thingsWhoever has God lacks nothing;God alone suffices.

Lord, grant that I may always
allow myself to be guided by You,
always follow Your plans,
and perfectly accomplish Your Holy Will.
Grant that in all things, great and small,
today and all the days of my life,
I may do whatever You require of me.
Help me respond to the slightest prompting of Your Grace,
so that I may be Your trustworthy instrument for Your honour.
May Your Will be done in time and in eternity by me,
in me, and through me.

Amen

“Dear wonderful Saint,
model of fidelity to vows,
you gladly carried a heavy cross
following in the steps of Christ
who chose to be crucified for us.
You realized that God,
like a merciful Father,
chastises those whom He loves
which to worldlings seems silly indeed.
Grant to me relief from great pains,
if this is in line with God’s plans.
Amen.”

A message from St. Teresa (St. Teresa’s Bookmark):

“Let nothing disturb you;
nothing frighten you.
All things are passing.
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
nothing is wanting to him
who possesses God.
God alone suffices.”

About Saint Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa was born in Spain in the year 1515. She grew up in a large family which was very religious. Her mother died when she was young which had a profound effect on her life.

She was in a convent school for two years and became a Carmelite nun soon thereafter. A few years into her profession she became ill and left for nearly two years.

During this time, she became a student of the practice of mental prayer. At about the age of 40 she had a second conversion and began to experience mystical prayer sometimes accompanied by visions and voices. A few years later she founded a convent and began to write books. Moreover, she started a reform movement returning to the primitive Carmelite rule.

This spread to both the friars and her nuns around the world. She encountered great opposition from other clergy over her mysticism and her reforms but her persistence and strong character overcame them all. As a writer, Teresa is even more renowned than as a reformer. She wrote autobiographical and mystical works. Her books are still today cornerstones of spiritual reference. She is admired as a pioneer feminist and a literary figure who has made a great contribution to our knowledge of human psychology. Teresa died in Spain on October 4th, 1582 and was canonized as a Saint in 1622. She was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI in 1970.

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