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Saint Therese the Little Flower Day

Oct 1, 2019

Saint Therese the Little Flower

Feast Day: October 1st

Take a prayer moment or two

One of my favorite images of prayer…is that of a flower. Imagine that each time we pray, we take a flower from the Garden of God’s Heart and place it in the soil of the soul of the one we are praying for.  With each prayer, another flower, another choice blessing from God is placed in that person’s life. 

This is the great power and beauty of prayer and why we should be more often at it…who after all doesn’t appreciate receiving a bouquet of flowers or walking through a beautiful garden? We are meant to be God’s beauty in this world…but as with a Garden, there is work and tending to be done to ensure that the Garden and the magnificent flowers that adorn it flourish and thrive…and not only for a brief earthly time but always as the growth continues in Heaven.

Through the intercession of Saint Therese the Little Flower let us take a few moments to pray for each other…especially those who do not know the enduring power of God’s tender Love…let us be Master Gardeners and growers in holiness!

St. Therese, Flower of fervor and love, please intercede for us.

 Fill our hearts with your pure love of God.

 As we approach and celebrate your feast day,

 make us more aware of the goodness of

 God and how well He tends His garden.

 Instill in us your little way of doing

 ordinary things with extra-ordinary love.

 Give us the heart of a child who wonders

 at life and embraces everything with loving enthusiasm.

O Little Therese of the Child Jesus, please pick for me a rose

 from the heavenly gardens and send it to me as a message of love.

O Little Flower of Jesus, Now I fervently beseech you to answer my petition

(mention in silence here)

 and to carry out your promises of

 spending heaven doing good on earth...

 of letting fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses.

Little Flower, give me your childlike faith,

 to see the Face of God

 in the people and experiences of my life,

 and to love God with full confidence.

Amen.

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