Novena Prayer to St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Therese, the Little Flower,
please pick me a rose from the Heavenly Garden
and send it to me with a message of love.
Ask God to grant me the favor I thee implore
( mention petition here)
and tell Him I will love Him each day more and more. Amen.
Pray the above prayer along with the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father), Hail Mary, and Glory Be — 5 times each.
Prayers are to be recited on 5 successive days and before 11 am.
On the 5th day, recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be, an additional 5 times.
The Power of Prayer
As the Prophet Isaiah reminds us, “God’s ways are not our ways” (Is 55:7-8). This Scripture verse is a good reminder that although every prayer is answered; no novena prayer is a guarantee we will receive the results we are asking for. What we can always be certain of, God will answer our prayers, and they will be for our ultimate good. The answer to every prayer I’ve ever offered to Jesus has been, at the very least, the gift of great and abiding peace.
Saint Therese is known to send a rose as an indication your prayers have been received and offered to Jesus on your behalf. My most amazing experience with St. Therese’s Shower of Roses came during the 2013 World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! You can read that story — and her crazy saintly intercessions HERE!!
If you get a rose, please share your story below!!
The rose, in my experience, can appear in many different forms. I have received an actual rose, a picture of a rose, the word “rose,” landed in a rose bush, and even heard the name rose … but I have never been left without St. Therese blessing me with one!