Novena of Prayer through the intercession of
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
God our Father, You welcome near You those who serve You faithfully in this world: we invoke Saint Therese of the Child Jesus because of her love for You. Her childlike trust made her hope ‘that You would do her will in Heaven because she had always done yours on earth’. I beg You to grant the prayer I make to You in faith as I entrust myself to her intercession.
Lord Jesus, only Son of God and our Saviour, remember that Saint Therese of the Child Jesus spent her life here below for the salvation of souls and wanted ‘to spend her heaven doing good on earth’. Because she was your beloved spouse and was impassioned for your glory, we pray to her.
I depend on You to grant the graces I implore through her intercession.
Holy Spirit, source of all grace and all love, it is through your action that St Therese of the Child Jesus was so filled with divine attentions and responded to them with such perfect fidelity. Since she interceded for us now and wants no rest until the end of time, we pray through her. I ask You to inspire and to hear my prayer, so that there may be granted to me the favour entrusted to her intercession.
Glory be to the Father……..
O Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, see what confidence I have in you, and welcome my intentions. Intercede for me with the Blessed Virgin Mary, who came to smile on you when you were suffering. Look on all those undergoing distress and trials and also on all those who pray to you: I unite myself to them as my brothers and sisters.
Through the graces we desire, if it be the Lord’s will, make us stronger in Faith, Hope and Love on the road to life. May we be assisted at the moment of death so that we may pass from this world into the peace of the Father and know the eternal joy of the children of God. Amen
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, remember thy promise to do good upon earth, shower down thy roses on those who invoke thee, and obtain for us from God the graces we hope for from His infinite goodness. Amen.