First Day  - The Holy Family

Dear Lady of Mt Carmel.  Help us as St John of the Cross tells us -  to "Entrust all to God, and take Our Lady and St Joseph as your advocates."  Help us to seek Christ always and to find Him in the temple of our hearts as you and St Joseph did, doing the work of His father in Heaven, moulding us into His likeness.  May you and St Joseph guide us safely to your Son Jesus.


(pause and mention petitions)

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

St Joseph, Pray for us
 
 

Second Day - St Simon Stock

Dear Lady of Mt Carmel.  You told St Simon Stock that by wearing your Scapular worthily we would be safe from harm.  Protect us in both body & soul, and may the wearing of the scapular be a reminder to us of our call to live in God’s presence prayerfully as you do.  May it help us to become holy & more like your beloved Son.


(pause and mention petitions)

Say: Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

St Simon Stock, Pray for us
 
 

Third Day - St Teresa of Avila

O Queen of Heaven, help us to learn from your example of prayer, constantly pondering Christ in your heart.   Help us to follow the example of the Saints who lived the spirit of Carmel.  Like them may we always seek the Lord in the silence of our hearts, and strive to keep Him present within us in prayer like St Teresa who said:  'Prayer is nothing more than an inimate conversation with one whom we know loves us.'  
(pause and mention petitions)

Say: Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

St Teresa of Avila, Pray for us.
 
 

Fourth Day - St Therese of the Child Jesus

Dear Lady of Mount Carmel, you want us to be your children.  Help us to learn from your other Carmelite child – St Therese of Lisieux – to come closer to Jesus through a greater humility and reliance on His power.  She said: 'To be little is to recognize one's nothingness, to expect everything from God as a little child expects everthing of its father.'  Help us to follow her little way to Jesus.

(pause and mention petitions)

Say: Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

St Therese of Lisieux, pray for us.
 
 

Fifth Day - St John of the Cross

Dear Lady of Mount Carmel, Help us to live in peace with one another, to be kind and helpful.  Help us to always see one another as being children of God, and to see the good in others.  Help us to be forgiving always, especially to those who hurt us the most.   St John of the Cross said: 'At the evening of life you will will be examined in love.  Learn to love as God desires to be loved and abandon your own ways of acting.'  May we always see the presence of God in our brothers & sisters and love God in them.
(pause and mention petitions)

Say: Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

St John of the Cross, Pray for us.
 
 

Sixth Day - St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Dear Mother, you protected your son Jesus on earth when he was a child.  Help us to look to you when we are sad, in trouble, frightened, worried and in times of trial.  Comfort us and show us your love.  Stay close to us as you did your Son, as we shoulder our crosses in life.  Help us not to forget how precious we are to you and that Our Lord himself has given you to us as our mother, so that we may bear with you in all things.  With St Teresa Benedicata of the Cross we may say: 'You know us all, our wounds, our imperfectionsl but you also know the celestial radiance which your son's love would shed on us in heaven.  Thus carefully you guide our faltering footsteps, no price too high for you to lead us to our goal.'

(pause and mention petitions)

Say: Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

St Edith Stein, Pray for us.
 
 

Seventh Day - Bl Elizabeth of the Trinity

Dear Mary our Mother, Protect us and our Families everyday.  Keep all families under the mantle of your protection.  Help us to learn from the lesson of love that exists within the holy family and the Holy Trinity.  May our souls become perfect dwelling places for the Blessed Trinity, bringing peace to our souls, our families and our world, so that with Bl Elizabeth we may say: 'help me to become utterly forgetful of myself so that I may establish myself in you, as changeless and calm as though my soul were already in eternity.'

(pause and mention petitions)

Say: Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

Bl Elizabeth of the Trinity, Pray for us.
 

Eighth Day - St Teresa of the Andes

Dear Mother, help us to continue to water the seed of faith which we have been given by our parents, teachers & priests.  Help us never to loose sight of the light of faith.  Help us always to hope for the coming of God’s kingdom and detach ourselves from all earthly things that separate us from him.  St Teresa of the Andes said: 'Heaven is the possession of God.'   May we always contemplate, adore, and love Him as you did.
(pause and mention petitions)

Say: Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

St Teresa of the Andes, pray for us.
 
 

Ninth Day - Our Lady of Mt Carmel

O Most Holy Mother of Mount Carmel, when we ask, you give us your Motherly love and help to those faithful to you and to your Son.

Help us to believe that we are the children of God, and not his servants.

Help us to know that He made us because he loves us and he wants us to sit beside Him and his Son Jesus in Heaven.

Help us not to sin by hurting ourselves or others, because this is what makes us forget that we are children of God.

Help us to remember that you have given us your protection.  With this you help us to resist the temptation to sin.

Thank you dear Mother for your protection.

Thank you for helping us to come closer to your Son Jesus.

(pause and mention petitions)

Say: Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

All you Carmelite Saints, pray for us.