(Prayers to be recited on nine consecutive days.)
Novena to the Most Holy Trinity
O Eternal Father
Who are in heaven
where You do crown the merits of those
who in this world serve you faithfully
for the sake of the most pure love
Your little daughter Theresa of the Child Jesus had for You
so as all but to bind You to give her whatever she desires
seeing that while on earth she always did Your will
incline Your ears to the petitions
which she offers up to You on my (our) behalf
and hear too my (our) prayers
by granting me (us) the grace I (we) ask.
O Eternal Son of God
You Who have promised to reward the least service
rendered to You in the person of our neighbour
cast a glance of gentle love on Your little spouse
Theresa of the Child Jesus
who with such great zeal
had ever at heart the salvation of souls,
and for the sake of all she has done and suffered
lend a willing ear to her wish
of spending her heaven doing good upon earth
and grant me (us) the grace
I (we) plead for so earnestly from You.
O Eternal Holy Spirit,
Who did make perfect with so many graces
the beloved soul of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus
I (we) beseech You for the sake of the fidelity
she showed in ever corresponding with Your graces
to incline Your ear to the prayers
she offers to You on my (our) behalf
and having before You her promise
of letting fall from heaven a shower of roses
mercifully grant me (us)
the grace of which I (we) stand in such need.
Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus
who during your short life on earth
became a mirror of angelic purity
of love strong as death
and of whole-hearted abandonment to God
now that we rejoice in the reward of your virtues
cast a glance of pity on me (us)
as I (we) leave all things in your hands.
Make my (our) troubles your own
speak a word for me (us) to Our Lady Immaculate
whose flower of special love you were
to that Queen of Heaven
who smiled on you at the dawn of life.
Beg her as Queen of the Heart of Jesus
to obtain for me (us) by her powerful intercession
the grace I (we) yearn for so ardently at this moment
and that she join with it
a blessing that may strengthen me (us) during life,
defend me (us) at the hour of death,
and lead me (us) straight to a happy eternity.
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to you do we send up our sighs
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy towards us,
and after this our exile
show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus
O clement, O loving
O sweet Virgin Mary.