St. Therese Novena Prayers



Novena to the Most Holy Trinity

in order to obtain graces through the intercession of

St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

 

O Eternal Father Who art in Heaven, where Thou dost crown the merits of those who in this life serve Thee faithfully, for the sake of the most pure love Thy little daughter, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, had for Thee, so as to bind Thee, as it were, to give her whatever she desires: seeing that, while on earth she always did Thy will, incline Thine ear to the petitions which she offers up to Thee on my behalf; and hear, too, my prayers by granting me the grace I ask.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

     O Eternal Son of God, Thou Who hast promised to reward the least service rendered to Thee in the person of our neighbor, cast a glance of gentle love on Thy little spouse, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, who with such great zeal had ever at heart the salvation of souls: for the sake of all she has done and suffered, lend a willing ear to her wish of “spending her time in Heaven doing good upon earth,” and grant me the grace I plead for so earnestly.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

     O Eternal Holy Spirit, Who didst make perfect with so many graces the beloved soul of St. Therese of the Child Jesus: I beseech Thee, for the sake of the fidelity she showed in ever corresponding with Thy grace, to incline Thine ear to the prayers she offers Thee on my behalf; and, having before Thee her promise of “letting fall from Heaven a shower of roses,” mercifully grant me the grace of which I stand in such need.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

 

  PRAYER

 

O great Saint, Little Therese of the Child Jesus, who in thy short life on earth became a mirror of angelic purity, of love strong as death, and of wholehearted abandonment to God: now that thou rejoicest in the reward of thy virtues, cast a glance of pity on me as I leave all things in thy hands.  Make my troubles thine own.  Speak a word for me to Our Lady Immaculate, whose flower of special love thou wert, to that Queen of Heaven “who smiled on thee 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 ask her also to 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.

 

MEMORARE TO THE LITTLE FLOWER

 

Remember, O most gracious St. Therese, your promises of never leaving unanswered any request made to you and of letting fall a shower of roses upon earth.  Full of confidence in your power with the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we implore your intercession in our behalf, and beg of you to obtain the virtues we so ardently desire.  Amen.

Pray for us, Little St. Therese of the Child Jesus, that we may follow in your “Little Way”; and that our last words may be, like your own, “My God, I love Thee.”

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.  (Three times)

O Queen, Beauty of Carmel, pray for us.  (Three times)

     Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy!  Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope!  To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.  Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V.  Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,

R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray,

     O Almighty and Everlasting God, Who by the cooperation of the Holy Spirit didst prepare the body and soul of Mary, glorious Virgin and Mother, to become the worthy habitation of Thy Son: grant that by her gracious intercession, in whose commemoration we rejoice, we may be delivered from present evils and from everlasting death.  Through the same Christ Our Lord.  Amen