A MORNING PRAYER WRITTEN BY ST. THERESE
O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for
the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of
my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its
infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them
into the furnace of Its Merciful Love.
O my God! I ask of Thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace
to fulfill perfectly Thy Holy Will, to accept for love of Thee the joys and
sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in
heaven for all Eternity.
PRAYER TO ST. THERESE
O little St. Theresa 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.