St. Teresa of Calcutta Novena

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How to Pray this Novena:

  1. First, read through the day’s meditation (in quotes below), and ask for the following grace (mentioned below).
  2. Then recite the daily novena prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta.

Daily Novena Prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta, Mother Teresa. 

St. Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others.

Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me!

Amen.

First Day – Know the Living Jesus

“Don’t search for Jesus in far lands; He is not there. He is close to you; He is in you.”

Ask for the grace of an intimate knowledge of Jesus.

Recite the prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta

Second Day – Jesus Loves You

“Do not be afraid – you are precious to Jesus. He loves you.”

Ask for the grace to be convinced of Jesus’ unconditional and personal love for you.

Recite the prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta

Third Day – Hear Him Say to You: “I Thirst”

“Just think! God is thirsting for you and me to come forward to satiate His thirst.”

Ask for the grace to understand Jesus’ cry of thirst.

Recite the prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta

Fourth Day – Our Lady Will Help You

“How close we must keep to Our Lady who understood what depth of Divine Love was being revealed as she stood at the foot of the Cross and heard Jesus cry out: ‘I thirst.'”

Ask for the grace to learn from Our Lady to quench Jesus’ thirst as she did.

Recite the prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta

Fifth Day – Trust Jesus Fully

“Confidence in God can do all things. It is our emptiness and lowliness that God needs and not our plenitude.”

Ask for the grace to have an unshakeable trust in the God’s power and love for you and for all.

Recite the prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta

Sixth Day – True Love is Surrender

“Allow God to use you without consulting you.”

Ask for the grace to surrender your whole life to God.

Recite the prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta

Seventh Day – God Loves a Cheerful Giver

“Joy is the sign of union with God, of God’s presence. Joy is love, the normal result of a heart burning with love.”

Ask for the grace to find joy in loving and to share this joy with all you meet.

Recite the prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta

Eighth Day – Jesus Made Himself the Bread of Life and the Hungry One

“Believe that He, Jesus, is in the appearance of Bread and that He, Jesus, is in the hungry, naked, sick, lonely, unloved, homeless, helpless and hopeless.”

Ask for the grace of a deep faith to see Jesus in the Bread of Life and to serve Him in the distressing disguise of the poor.

Recite the prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta

Ninth Day – Holiness is Jesus Living and Acting in Me

“Charity for each other is the surest way to great holiness.”

Ask for the grace to become a saint.

Recite the prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta

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  1. Mother teresa i pray for my young son nicander that he will win the court case that he has with eric and sara. I pray that the judge will favor on his side and that he will also have custody of his daughter zahra. Please pray for us to give peace in our family

  2. mother teresa please pray for me to grant me complete healing and full recovery from cancer.please pray to grant me long and healthy life with my family specially my children.Amen

  3. Please pray for my son John who has a very bad perineal sinus.He has to have an operation and was told that it may not be successful I pray for a miracle. St Theresa pray for him. Amen.

  4. Mother Teresa please pray and cure my daughter of Leukemia CML. She was diagnosed at age 16 on 08/25/2015. She is currently in treatment and in major molecular respond. Please give us strength, courage and faith. Thank you

  5. Mother Teresa please help support my determination to work full time in special education to serve God’s children and support my family.

  6. St. Mother Teresa, please pray for me for my safe delivery..I’m 6mnths now..and good health of my family.. Pray for us..

  7. St. Teresa will you please pray that my son remains clean and that he can find a job very soon. Please pray in Jesus name that he stays on the right path. That he keeps faith in God on his journey through his life as he will attempt to pursue his dreams to attend school to begin a professional career. Can you Please pray that God gives him a second chance at love. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ for a miracle. Thank you for hearing my prayers St. Teresa. I will continue to keep you in mine.

  8. St. Teresa please pray that my son remains clean from drugs and that he can find a job very soon. Please pray in Jesus name that he stays on the right path and keeps faith in God on his journey throughout his life as he attempts to pursue his dreams to attend school to begin a professional career. Please pray that God gives him a second chance at love. This I pray in the name of Jesus. Thank you for hearing my prayers St. Teresa. As you will always be in mine.

  9. Kindly pray for me,I a Chartered Accountant.I was laid off where i was working as Senior Finance Officer. I was not met to sit at home.I studied the ACCA professional course so that i have a better life and to also get a better paying Finance job.

    I started praying the Novena and i have trust and I know my miracle in Jesus’s name will happen so that i get a new job as a Finance Manager.

  10. St Teresa please pray for my intercession to God that I may safely and affordable go to India this summer. I thank you infinitely and promise to strive for holiness everyday with Heavens help. I trust in Jesus!

  11. Mother Theresa with your heart of gold can you please help me financially to pay my bills , Morgage & house renovation and my building finish this 2017 back overseas. My big commitment to continue my medical mission overseas to help the needy recipients . I need a financial assistance to do my medical mission in 2018. I’m so desperate financially to do this big task. I pray for you my dearest mother Theresa heal my body and spirit esp sugar issues spiritually, emotionally and keep me safe and healthy . I follow your work in the name of our Lord Jesus through your intercession mother Theresa. .
    O lord grant my wishes. Amen!

  12. St. Teresa please intercede for me for healing. I am so scared pls. help me to give me the strenght & courage . I love you Lord Jesus save me and heal me Oh Lord, Amen

  13. Mother theresa with your heart of gold can you please sympathize with my daughter to get school and good paying job and protect her from all hazards of life and pave path of success for her. I pray for financial assistance in my family so that I be able to renovate my house and provide for those under my arms. I also pry for healing both spiritually and emotionally.