Prayer of Saint Teresa of Avila

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Saint Teresa of Avila’s Vision, by Peter Paul Rubens, 1614

Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb you;
nothing frighten you.
All things are passing.
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
Nothing is wanting to him
who possesses God.
God alone suffices.

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Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska


Today Jesus said to me, I desire that you know more profoundly the love that burns in My Heart for souls, and you will understand this when you meditate upon My Passion. Call upon My mercy on behalf of sinners; I desire their salvation. When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace of conversion. This is the prayer: (Diary, 186)

“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You.” (Diary, 187)

The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is – trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive. Souls that trust boundlessly are a great comfort to Me, because I pour all the treasures of My graces into them (Diary, 1578)

(From the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul)