Prayer To The Little Flower

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Saint of the Gutters, Patron Saint of Outcasts, you know and love her by many names. She is as approachable as a friend, as radiant as an Angel. You might even say she was a woman who knew life’s deepest sorrows. She wept with the poor who walked the grimy gutter of life trying to earn a daily living. She would be among them and give them the warmth of her smile. Because she cared for them, they would share with her their sorrows, cares and joys. They would show her the precious gift of trust.

Dear Saint Thérèse, I thank God that you came into this world and I thank Him still more that He made you such a unique individual, who set you apart from all others. You have suffered so much in your brief life. May the love of Jesus Christ make me worthy to suffer everything He will ask of me in the future. May my trials produce in me a likeness to the passion of my Savior. I long to imitate His example, for I desire to please Him, and no matter what He writes in my life story someday, may it always be as interesting as yours has been.

Our Lady of Good Success. I choose to honor you today in your role as my guide, and pray that you continue to stand by my side. Everyone needs a guide: so many people are lost in their day to day lives, without the reassurance that they will find the way unassisted. That is not the case for me — your help and guidance keeps me out of trouble, and eases my mind. I know I don’t have to be concerned about important decisions because of your wisdom. Yet, we don’t always understand why you guide us in certain directions; we may struggle with why our choices interfere with what we feel is right and wrong, or why things happen at such seemingly inopportune times. But I do trust in your love for me, and that it is for the best.

You found me when I was just a simple girl who was estranged from God, striving my best to walk down a path that diverged from him. You did not condemn me or tell me how awful I was – instead you showed me an unconditional love which I needed more than anything else. This brought me complete unwavering trust in you, which overpowers any doubts I might have had about seeking your advice. When one seeks you

Prayer To The Little Flower

O Little Therese of the Child Jesus, please pick for me a rose
from the heavenly gardens and send it to me as a message of love.

O Little Flower of Jesus, ask God to grant the favors
I now place with confidence in your hands . .

(mention in silence here)

St. Therese, help me to always believe as you did in
God’s great love for me, so that I might imitate your “Little Way” each day.

Amen

Miraculous Invocation to St. Therese

O Glorious St. Therese,
whom Almighty God has raised up to aid
and inspire the human family,
I implore your Miraculous Intercession.

You are so powerful in obtaining every need
of body and spirit from the Heart of God.
Holy Mother Church proclaims you “Prodigy of Miracles…
the greatest saint of Modern Times.”

Now I fervently beseech you to answer my petition
(mention in silence here)
and to carry out your promises of
spending heaven doing good on earth…
of letting fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses.

Little Flower, give me your childlike faith,
to see the Face of God
in the people and experiences of my life,
and to love God with full confidence.

St. Therese, my Carmelite Sister,
I will fulfill your plea “to be made known everywhere”
and I will continue to lead others to Jesus through you.

Amen.

Prayer To The Little Flower

St Thérèse, also known as, Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face wrote:

“The Little Flower… rejoices in the wholly undeserved favours bestowed upon her by Our Lord. She knows that she had nothing in herself worthy of attracting Him: His Mercy alone showered blessings on her”.

“I will let no tiny sacrifice pass, no look, no word. I wish to profit by the smallest actions, and to do them for Love. I wish to suffer for Love’s sake, and for Love’s sake even to rejoice: thus shall I strew flowers”.

Petition To St Thérèse

O Glorious St Therese, whom Almighty God has raised up to aid and inspire the human family, I implore your Miraculous Intercession.
You are so powerful in obtaining every need of body and spirit from the Heart of God.
Holy Mother Church proclaims you ‘Prodigy of Miracles… the Greatest Saint of Modern Times.’
Now I fervently beseech you to answer my petition…

(Share your request…)

… and to carry out your promises of spending Heaven doing good on earth…
of letting fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses.
Little Flower, give me your childlike faith, to see the Face of God in the people and experiences of my life, and to love God with full confidence.

St. Therese, my Carmelite Sister, I will fulfil your plea, ‘to be made known everywhere’ and I will continue to lead others to Jesus through you. Amen

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