O St Thérèse of the Child Jesus, who during your short life on earth became a mirror of angelic purity, of love strong as death, and of wholehearted abandonment to God, now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues, cast a glance of pity on me as I leave all things in your hands. Make my troubles your own, speak a word for me to Our Lady Immaculate, whose flower of special love you were – to that Queen of Heaven “who smiled on you at the dawn of life”. Beg her as Queen of the Heart of Jesus to obtain for me her powerful intercession the grace I yearn for so ardently at this moment… and that she 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.
O God, who did inflame with the Spirit of Love, the soul of your servant, Thérèse of the Child Jesus, grant that we also may love you and make you much loved. Amen.
This prayer is extracted from Saint Thérèse of Lisieux: Prayers and Devotions. A must-have for all devotees of St Thérèse, this booklet neatly summarises the life of the Little Flower and the spread of devotion to her, while also featuring a beautiful collection of prayers, both to the saint and written by her.
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