Saturday, April 15, 2017

Day 40 – Holy Saturday, April 15 - Following St. Thérèse’ Little Way through Lent

Day 40 – Holy Saturday, April 15
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 rested in the tomb while you conquered death and prepared to rise again.  You gave us the grace of salvation and the hope of Easter.  You gave us a chance to truly love!  You showed us the path – that we were made for love and in love, we would become more like you!

St. Thérèse teaches us:
“Let us love, since that is what our hearts were made for!”

Dear Father in heaven, you created us with a need to love!  Our hearts are restless without your love, Father, as St. Augustine reminded us.  Please let us be peaceful in the silence of the tomb.  Teach us to wait patiently in learning to love as You slowly show us the path You wish for us to follow.  We love you, God, oh how we love you!

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:  Prepare your hearts for Easter Sunday.  Maybe you could say an extra prayer or spend time quietly with Jesus.  (Color in a flower for Jesus when your mom or dad has seen that it is completed!)

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