St. Theresa Intercessory Prayers

For Healing

Dearest St. Theresa, you are the Little Flower of Jesus. Pray this day that I may be made well in body, mind, and spirit.
Help me to always see, as you so clearly did, that my sufferings and trials are meant to cleanse and purify me so that I may be more worthy to receive God's unending love.

For Vocations

St. Theresa, Little Flower, you are 'love in the heart of the Church'. You dedicated your life as a Carmelite nun to praying for good priests to serve God's people.
From your privileged place in God's heart, I ask you to stir up responsive hearts in young men to follow Jesus as good and holy priests and religious.
Bless our Church with loyal servants of the Gospel.
Renew our Church in love, by igniting the love of the young men Jesus calls. We need your help, intercession, and intervention today, Beloved Patron of Priests.

For Miraculous Intercession

O glorious St. Theresa, whom Almighty God has reised up to aid and counsel mankind, I implore your Miraculous Intercession.
So powerful are you in obtaining every need of body and soul, our Holy Mother Church proclaims you a 'Prodigy of Miracle...the Greates Saint of Modern Times'.
Now I fervently beseech you to answer my petition [ mention specific requests here ] and to carry out your promises of spending Heaven doing good upon the earth,,,of letting fall from Heaven, a 'Shower of Roses'.
Henceforth, dear Little Flower, I will fulfill your pleas 'to be made known everywhere' and I will never cease to lead others to Jesus through you.

Act of Oblation as Victim to God's Merciful Love

(composed by St. Theresa)
In order that my life may be one act of perfect Love, I offer myself as victim of holocaust to Thy Merciful Love, imploring Thee to consume me unceasingly, and to allow the floods of infinite tenderness gathered up in Thee to overflow into my soul, so that I may become a very martyr to Thy love. O my God. May this martyrdom, after having prepared me to appear in Thy presemce, free me from this life at the last and my soul take flight - without delay - into eternal embrace of Thy Merciful Love.
O my Beloved! I desire at every beat of my heart to renew this oblation an infinite number of times, 'till the shadows retire', and everlastingly I can tell Thee my love face to face.

How to Say the Little Flower Rosary

1. Make the Sign of the Cross, and say on the first bead: "St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus, Patroness of Missions, pray for us!"
2. On each of the remaining 24 beads say one Glory Be, in honour of the Blessed Trinity, in thanksgiving for giving the world the Little Saint who lived only 24 years.
3. Concluding prayer to St. Theresa: "St. Theresa, Little Flower, please pick for me a rose from the heavenly garden and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to grant me the favour I thee implore, and tell Him I will love Him each day, more and more."

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