Most gracious Little Rose Queen,
remember your promises of never letting
any request made to you go unanswered,
of sending down a shower of roses,
and of coming down to earth to do good.
The feast day of St. Thérèse is coming up! Her feast is celebrated on the 1st of October (on the New Calendar) and on the 3rd of October (on the Traditional Calendar). Our family usually celebrates it on both dates, with the feast of the Holy Guardian Angels and our wedding anniversary on the day in between! The novena for her intercession can be prayed anytime, but we always love praying it (for nine days in a row) in anticipation of her feast, ending on the eve of the Feast (Sept 30th or Oct 2nd).
In the past I have always posted daily reminders here at Shower of Roses. You can find all those posts here and here. This year I wanted to suggest signing up for emailed daily reminders over at Pray More Novenas! All you have to do is click here and join the Novena!
I also thought I'd share the prayer from a beautiful book, Novena: The Power of Prayer, which I'll be praying each day with our children:
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, during your short life on earth you became a mirror of angelic purity, of love strong as death, and of wholehearted abandonment to God. Now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues, turn your eyes of mercy upon me, for I put my confidence in you.
Obtain for me the need to keep my heart and mind pure and clean like your own, and to abhor sincerely whatever may in any way tarnish the glorious virtue of purity, so dear to our Lord.
Most gracious Little Rose Queen, remember your promises of never letting any request made to you go unanswered, of sending down a shower of roses, and of coming down to earth to do good. Full of confidence in your power with the Sacred Heart, I implore your intercession in my behalf and beg of you to obtain the request I so ardently desire.
(Mention your request.)
Holy little Theresa, remember your promise to do good upon the earth and shower down your roses on those who invoke you. Obtain for me from God the graces I hope for from his infinite goodness. Let me feel the powers of your prayers in every need. Give me consolation in all the bitterness of this life, and especially at the hour of death, that I may be worthy to share eternal happiness with you in heaven. Amen.