St. Thérèse of the Infant Jesus, who didst show so much love for thy Divine Spouse, and didst ever hold “that deeds, even the most brilliant, without love count as nothing—that true love is nourished by sacrifice;” obtain for me, I beseech thee, from the Lord Jesus, a faith strong enough to raise me above all earthly things, a love without bound or limit, grace to do His Holy Will, so that no trial or suffering shall ever be able to separate me from Jesus and His blessed Mother. I likewise entreat thee, St. Thérèse, to obtain for me the particular favor I ask in this novena, if it be for the honor and glory of God, the salvation of my soul, and the welfare of those for whom I pray.
Let us pray: O Lord, Who hast said: “Unless ye become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven,” grant unto us, we beseech Thee, so to follow the footsteps of blessed Thérèse, virgin, in lowliness and simplicity of heart that we may gain everlasting rewards. Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.
St. Thérèse of the Infant Jesus, pray for us.