Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Day 31 – Wednesday, April - 5 Following St. Thérèse’ Little Way through Lent

Day 31 – Wednesday, April 5
Today we hear St. Thérèse speak to us about hidden acts of virtue.  This would be doing good things for another that they may never notice and you may never get credit for, but God knows.  And you know!  And this is a beautiful act of love because you are doing it not for your own sake but only for the sake of the other.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.  Thank you, dear Jesus, for loving us so much!  You bless us with so many gifts and many times we don’t even realize all the blessings you are pouring on our lives.  Help us to see your love and your blessings even when times are hard.

St. Thérèse teaches us:
“I applied myself above all to practice quite hidden little acts of virtue; thus I liked to fold the mantles forgotten by the Sisters, and sought a thousand opportunities of rendering them service.” – Story of A Soul, Chapter VII

Lord Jesus, please help us to persevere in acts of love.  Help us to be motivated to love others not to show how great we are, but to love them for their sake.  Help us find the little hidden acts of love we can do for others.  We love you, Jesus, please be with us today!

Our Father …
Hail Mary …
Glory Be …

Merciful Father, in the name of Your sweet Jesus, of the Blessed Virgin and of the Saints, I pray that I be fired with Your spirit of love, and that You will grant me the grace to make You greatly loved.  (The daily prayer that St. Thérèse taught us to say, adapted for our little lives.)

St. Thérèse, pray for us!
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Today’s Little Flower activity:  Do a hidden act of love for someone.  Don’t tell that person, but you can tell your mom or dad.  (Color in a flower for Jesus when your mom or dad has seen that it is completed!)

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