PRAYER OF CONSECRATION TO MERCIFUL LOVE
from 33 Days to Merciful Love by Michael Gaitley MIC
Merciful Father, relying on the prayers and example of Abraham and Mary, my father and mother in faith, and of St. Theresa,
my sister in the way of humble confidence. I _________
choose this day with the help of your grace, to strive with all my heart to Follow the Little Way. And so,
I firmly intend to fight discouragement, do little things with great love, and merciful to my neighbor in word, deed and
I am to keep before my eyes my poverty, weakness and brokenness and sin, trusting that my littleness and contrite heart
will attract Your Merciful Love.
I choose to remain always little, not relying on my own merits but solely on Yours. dear Lord and those of the Blessed
Finally, I believe, my God that You can and will make me into a saint, even if I won't see it, even if I to struggle all
my life against vice and sin, even if I have to wait till the very end. This blind hope of your mercy, O Lord is my only treasure.
And now to confirm my resolve and to console You for so much rejection to your mercy. I OFFER MYSELF, THROUGH THE HAND
OF MARY IMMACULATE, AS A VICTIM OF HOLLOCAUST TO YOUR MERCIFUL LOVE, asking you to consume me incessantly, allowing the waves
of infinite tenderness shut up within You to overflow in my soul, and that I may thus become a martyr of your love. O my God,
and a gift of mercy to so many others.
I ask this in Jesus Name Amen.
ACT OF OBLATION TO MERCIFUL LOVE ST. THERESA
Self-offering to the Trinity (St. Theresa of Lisieux)
O My God, in order that I may be a living act of perfect love, I offer myself as a whole burnt offering to your tender
love. Consume me continually, letting my soul overflow with the floods of infinite tenderness that are found in you, so that
I may become a martyr of your love.
Let this martyrdom make me ready to appear before you and at last cause me to expire. Let my soul cast itself without
delay into the everlasting arms of your merciful love. O my beloved, with every beat of my heart I desire to renew this offering
an infinite number of times, until that day when the shadows shall vanish and I shall be able to retell my love in an internal
face-to-face with you.
Miraculous Invocation to Saint Theresa
O Glorious Saint Theresa, whom Almighty God has raised 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 Miracles... the Greatest Saint of Modern Times."
Now I fervently beseech you to answer my petition (mention here) and to carry out your promises of spending
Heaven doing good upon earth...of letting fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses. Henceforth, dear Little Flower, I will fulfill
your plea "to be made known everywhere." And I will never cease to lead others to Jesus through you. Amen.
Prayer to St. Therese
O little St. Therese 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 the 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 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.
A Daily Prayer to St. Theresa
Dearest St. Theresa, you dedicated yourself to
simple life of love and service to God. Inspire me
by your example as I go through this day to offer
my "little" acts to glorify our Beloved
Lord, and to spread your "little flowers" of love
to everyone I meet. Amen
INVOCATION TO ST. THERESA
O glorious St. Theresa,
whom Almighty God
has raised up to aid and counsel mankind,
I implore your Miraculous Intercession. So
are you in obtaining every need
of body and soul our Holy Mother
Church proclaims you a "Prodigy of
Greatest Saint of Modern Times."
Now I fervently beseech you to answer my
petition(mention here) and to carry out
promises of spending Heaven going good upon
earth...of letting fall from Heaven a Shower of
Henceforth, dear Little Flower, I will
fulfill your plea
"to be made known everywhere"
and I will never cease to lead others to Jesus
through you. Amen
THE LITTLE FLOWER ROSARY
It is commonly believed that St. Theresa
the sign of a rose to those who practice
this devotion during the period of nine to
twenty four days.
pray this Rosary, bless yourself and say on
the first bead:
St. Therese of the Infant Jesus,
Missions, pray for us.
of the remaining twenty four
beads say the Glory Be to the Father in
honor of the Blessed Trinity, in thanksgiving
for giving the world the Little Saint
who lived for only twenty four years.
PRAYER TO ST. THERESA
St. Theresa, the Little Flower, please pick
rose from the heavenly garden and send
it to me with a message of love. Ask God
to grant me the favor I thee implore
tell Him I will love Him each day more and
The prayer above must five Our Fathers,
five Hail Marys and five Glory Be to the Fathers
must be said for
five consecutive days
before eleven a.m. and on the
fifth day say an extra set of prayers.
St. Theresa, Doctor of the Church
Show us that what really matters is trust in
Help us to lose all self-trust and root us in
poverty, that we may be willing to go to God with
empty hands. Teach
us that the whole meaning of
our existence and the one consuming desire of the
heart of God is that we should let
loved. Help us to open ourselves to God's
inpouring of merciful love, and teach us to accept
as we are and God as He is. Amen
LITANY OF ST. THERESA
Lord, have mercy on us,
Christ, have mercy on us.
have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God, the Holy Ghost,
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
(Repeat after each line)
Our Lady of Victory,
Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
St. Therese of the Child Jesus,
Therese of the Holy Face,
St. Therese, child of Mary,
St. Therese, devoted to St. Joseph,
St. Therese, angel of
St. Therese, model child,
St. Therese, pattern of religious,
St. Therese, flower of Carmel,
Therese, converter of hardened hearts,
St. Therese, healer of the diseased,
St. Therese, filled with love for the
St. Therese, filled with angelic fervor,
St. Therese, filled with an apostle's zeal,
filled with loyalty to the Holy Father,
St. Therese, filled with a tender love for the Church,
St. Therese, filled
with extraordinary love for God and neighbor,
St. Therese, wounded with a heavenly flame,
St. Therese, victim of divine
St. Therese, patient in sufferings,
St. Therese, eager for humiliations,
St. Therese, consumed with love,
St. Therese, rapt in ecstasy,
Who desired always to be as a little child,
Who taught the way of spiritual childhood,
Who gave perfect example of trust in God,
Whom Jesus filled with a desire for suffering,
Who found perfection
in little things,
Who refused God nothing,
Who sought bitterness in this life,
Who told us to call you littleTherese,
Who offered her life to God for priests and missionaries,
Who gained countless souls for Christ,
after her death, a shower of roses,
Who foretold: "I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth,"
Lamb of God, who
takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
V. Pray for
us, St. Therese.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray
O Lord, who hast said: Unless you become as little children
you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven; grant us, we beseech Thee, so to follow in humility and simplicity of heart, the
footsteps of St. Therese, the virgin, that we may obtain everlasting rewards. Who livest and reignest forever. Amen.