Friday, April 14, 2017

Day 39 – Good Friday of Lent, April 14 - Following St. Thérèse’ Little Way through Lent

Day 39 – Good Friday of Lent, April 14 
During Holy Week we will be focusing even more on Love.  How much Jesus loved us and learning to love Him with all our hearts!

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.  Jesus, you loved your disciples.  You gave yourself as a bridegroom to his bride.  You gave us everything on the cross – vulnerable and selfless.  You asked God that perhaps this cup might pass from you, but then you chose love over the easy way.  It was your love that allowed you to give us the greatest gift of all – eternal life in heaven with You!

St. Thérèse teaches us:
“Love can accomplish all things.  Things that are most impossible become easy where love is at work.”

Dear Father in heaven, we love you!  We have hard days, though.  Sometimes people are mean to us.  Sometimes we just don’t feel like being nice.  Sometimes people tell us we are stupid for believing in you.  Please help us to overcome our challenges.  Please help us to choose love rather than the easy way.  Jesus loved us so much – please help us to choose love of You and love of others over the judging and selfishness that we could easily choose.  Only in love are all things possible!

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:  Participate in a Good Friday service or activity.  (Color in a flower for Jesus when your mom or dad has seen that it is completed!)

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