Novena Rose Prayer
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, ask God today to grant the favors I now place with confidence in your hands...(mention petitions)
St. Therese, help me to always believe as you did, in God's great love for me, so that I might imitate your "Little Way" each day. Amen.
credit to Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus, Manchester, St Louis
Let me be possessed by love, going above myself through excess of fervour and ecstasy. Let me sing the canticle of love and follow Thee, my Beloved, on high; let my soul lose herself in Thy praises, rejoicing exceedingly in Thy love (Imitation B3)
Made ready by this martyrdom to come before Thee, may it at length cause my death and suffer my soul to pass into the eternal embrace of Thy merciful love. I wish to renew this offering, O my Beloved, an infinite number of times at every heart-beat, until the shadows flee away and I may tell Thee of my love face to face for all eternity (Act of Oblation)
I do not regret having offered myself up as a victim of Love (Novissima Verba)
My God...I love Thee! (Her last words)