Third day: Love of God

“Your love has gone before me even from the days of my childhood.” – St Therese

God, shielding us with His love, has guarded every moment of our lives.  In the hour of our greatest needs He draws even closer to us.  Let us then turn to Him, and under His secure protection no evil can come to us.  “Confidence alone must lead us to Love … Does not fear lead to the thought of the strict justice that is threatened to sinners?  But that is not the justice Jesus will show to such as love Him.”

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

V. St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

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

Let us Pray

O God, Who in Your Divine Mercy watches over the creatures You have made, we beg You through the glorious interecession of St Therese, the favours of Your Divine Love, so that we may ever be drawn nearer to You and never leave You by sin.  Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

St Therese of the Child Jesus, hear our prayers and obtain for us all we ask.

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Text from the Little Way Association

 

Fourth Day:  Confidence

“I do as children who have not learnt to read – I simply tell Our Lord all that I want and He always understands.”  - St Therese

Who can ask with such confidence as a child when it asks its parents for some little favour; and who can plead with such success?  We are God’s children – let us then turn to Our Divine Father for help and for the favours asked for in our petitions.  “I feel that even had I on my conscience every crime one could commit, I should lose nothing of my confidence; my heart broken with sorrow, I would throw myself into the arms of my Saviour.”

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

V. St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

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

Let us Pray

O God, the Father of all mankind, grant to us Your children, through the prayers of St Therese offered to You at Your Heavenly Throne, help in all our tribulations, consolation in our sufferings and strength in our temptations.  Through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

St Therese of the Child Jesus, hear our prayers and obtain for us all we ask.

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Fifth Day:  God’s Providence

“Since when has He lost the right to make use of one of His children in order to supply others with the nourishment they need.” – St Therese

In God’s great family some of His children have deserved better of Him than others.  These, knowing through Love the will of their Father, ask with confidence and trust for the needs of others.  He delights to grant them whatever they ask.  Let us tell our needs to St Therese, and let us ask her to obtain for us God’s providential help.  “You have said to me, as the Prodigal’s father to his elder son: ‘All I have is yours.’  And therefore I may use Your very words to draw down favours from Our Heavenly Father on all who are dear to me.”

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

V. St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

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

Let us Pray

O God, Creator of the world, Who governs all things according to Your Divine Wisdom, grant us through the intercession of St Therese whatever is necessary for our needs in this life that by their right use we may obtain the joy of everlasting happiness.  Through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

St Therese of the Child Jesus, hear our prayers and obtain for us all we ask.

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Sixth Day:  Divine Goodness

“Love is repaid by love alone … Love lives only by sacrifice …” – St Therese

When we offer ourselves up in oblation to God, our love for Him unites us to the great sacrifice of Calvary.  To sacrifice ourselves unreservedly for Him is but a just return for His goodness.  He will reward us a hundredfold in this world and with life everlasting in the next.  “Tomorrow will be Eternity, then Jesus will reward you a hundredfold for the sweet joy you have given up for Him.  He knows the extent of your sacrifice.”

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

V. St Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

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

Let us Pray

Receive, O God the offering of our whole being as a sacrifice for the love of You.  Grant us by the love You have of Your Servant Therese the grace of Your Divine Protection and the reward of Your love.  Through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

St Therese of the Child Jesus, hear our prayers and obtain for us all we ask.

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