Prayer to St. Thérèse
St. Thérèse, please draw me into your great life of love. Teach me that no act is too small to fill with love. Give me great respect for all others. Remind me that everyone is a child of God especially loved by Him. Draw me into the very respect of God Himself for us all. Draw me into His big heartedness – widen the horizons of my mind and heart. Then I may be able to think nothing, feel nothing, wish nothing, do nothing except what will build up someone else.
Help me to do this over and over again – to practice with you, being Love in the heart of Mother Church.
Aloysius Ryan, O. Carm.,Carmelite Church, Kildare.