St. Teresa of Calcutta is such a beautiful inspiration to us all!
St. Teresa had many favorite prayers, including the Holy Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, the Litany of Loreto, and the Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
According to the Missionaries of Charity’s official website, Mother Teresa also loved another set of shorter prayers.
Here are some of her favorite prayers below:
(Written by Bl. Cardinal John Henry Newman)
Dear Jesus, help us to spread Your fragrance everywhere we go.
Flood our souls with Your Spirit and Life.
Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly
that our lives may only be a radiance of Yours.
Shine through us and be so in us
that every soul we come in contact with
may feel Your presence in our souls.
Let them look up, and see no longer us, but only Jesus!
Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine as You shine,
so to shine as to be a light to others.
The light, O Jesus, will be all from You; none of it will be ours.
It will be You, shining on others through us.
Let us thus praise You in the way You love best, by shining on those around us.
Let us preach You without preaching, not by words but by example,
by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what we do,
the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear for You.
St. Francis of Assisi’s Peace Prayer
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Make Us Worthy, Lord
Make us worthy, Lord, to serve our fellow men
throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger.
Give them through our hands, this day their daily bread,
and by our understanding love, give peace and joy.
(Written by St. Bernard of Clairvaux)
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
we fly to you,
O Virgin of virgins, our Mother;
to you we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful;
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not our petitions,
but in your clemency,
hear and answer us.
© Missionaries of Charity c/o Mother Teresa Center of the Missionaries of Charity
St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!
[See also: “A Big Discovery”: Mother Teresa’s Secret Mystical Visions of Jesus]
[See also: She Healed Me: The Incredible Miracle That Got Mother Teresa Canonized]