Novena to St. Therese of the Child Jesus


Heavenly Father, help us understand and treasure the grace of the Little Way that St. Therese taught us.  Help us rejoice in our littleness and weakness, realizing as she did that through them Your divine strength is free to do its work of life in us.  Show us that nothing is an obstacle but that everything – temperament, situations in which we find ourselves, our duties in life – are materials for the prayer and sacrifice the world desperately needs.  Give us generosity and courage, O Lord, to use them as You wish.  We place our own needs before You, confident that You will answer us since we pray with St. Therese through Your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(Here make your petition.)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…

Pray for us, St. Therese of the Child Jesus,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:  O God, Who did inflame with Your Spirit of Love the soul of Your servant, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, grant that we also may love You and make You much loved.  Amen.

St. Therese, help me to come before
our Heavenly Father
with a simple and trusting heart.

September 22

St. Therese, teach me to breathe
in the fragrance of the Holy Gospels.
Help me to run in the way of His commands
for He will expand my heart! (Psalm 119:32)

September 23

St. Therese, help me each day
to do the smallest things with great love –
all for Love, all for Jesus!

September 24.

“St. Therese, as a child of Mary, our Blessed Mother
cured your sickness with a loving smile. Mother Mary, take me, too, as your little one
and guide me in the Little Way of Love and Confidence!

September 25

St. Therese, help me to place
all my trust and confidence in God’s Merciful Love!

September 26

“St. Therese, pray for me that I may receive Jesus
in Holy Communion with a heart burning of love for Him!

September 27

St. Therese, help this little soul
to follow the divine work of pleasing God,
consoling His Heart, and of saving souls!

September 28

St. Therese, pray for me that my life
may follow the path of kindness so
that I may constantly live in Love.

September 29

St. Therese, from heaven you remain
a great missionary of love. Help me to
love Jesus more and more until I
reach my heavenly home.

September 30