St. Thérèse, radiant flower that flourished in the garden of Carmel, I thank you for the love of God and concern for humanity which led you to embrace a life of prayer and penance. How deep a debt of gratitude I owe you for the graces you have already obtained for me and for the world. I ask you now, once again, to intercede for me in my time of need that the Lord may grant the grace I now ask (mention your request).

Watch over me that I may grow in holiness; protect those whom I love and those for whom I pray. Trusting in Jesus’ promise that whatever is asked in his name will be granted, I praise and thank God for his generous love and I look to the day when I can glorify him with you and all the saints in heaven. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory to the Father…


The Saints on Prayer

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. ~Saint Augustine of Hippo

What prayer could be more true before God the Father than that which the Son, who is Truth, uttered with His own lips? ~Saint John Chrysostom

He who prays most receives most. ~Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Without prayer nothing good is done. God’s works are done with our hands joined, and on our knees. Even when we run, we must remain spiritually kneeling before Him. ~Saint Luigi Orione

Have confidence in prayer. It is the unfailing power which God has given us. By means of it you will obtain the salvation of the dear souls whom God has given you and all your loved ones.” Ask and you shall receive,” Our Lord said. Be yourself with the good Lord. ~Saint Peter Julian Eymard