PRAYER TO ST. THÉRÈSE
Visit of her relics to Scotland, 2019
O Little Flower of Jesus we welcome you to Scotland and invite you to teach us your ‘Little Way’, the way of love and childlike trust in God.
We thank God for the example of your saintly parents, Louis and Zélie who put God at the centre of their family life and we ask your intercession for the strength, unity, peace and holiness of our families. May we put God at the centre of our family life.
St. Thérèse you loved the priesthood, we ask you to be a special sister to our priests, especially in times of trial. May your generous response to God’s call inspire vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.
As one who suffered much in your short life, intercede for all who are sick and who suffer in body, mind or spirit.
Dear Little Flower, you loved the Mother of God, ask our Mother, the Queen of Heaven, to turn her eyes of mercy upon us with her healing smile.
Patroness of the Missions, intercede for Scotland. Through your visit to our land, may our nation be showered with your roses. As missionaries of God’s love, may we work to change the world through simple acts of kindness and when our mission on earth is complete, may we enjoy love’s fulfilment in heaven. Amen.
“After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses”
St. Thérèse of Lisieux