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The Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila

I used to have this prayer memorized and repeated it several times each day.  I was persevering through a season of tremendous pain, loss, and financial stress, all while trying to cope with parenting small children and managing multiple jobs.  This prayer helped me to cling to God and trust that He was all I needed.  Perhaps it will help you when you go through a particularly trying season:


  • “Poem IX”, in Complete Works St. Teresa of Avila (1963) edited by E. Allison Peers, Vol. 3, p. 288