Closet Challenge Novena, Day Nine


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If you missed the introduction to our Closet Challenge Novena, you can find it here.
Join in at any time! Just pray for nine consecutive days.




Leah Darrow

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Sarah Kroger


“Do not worry”, Jesus says about what we are to eat, drink, or wear. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6: 25-34 that God knows what we need and will provide – but we should first seek the Kingdom of God. The Closet Challenge taught me not just to be content with less, but to experience joy with less. The Kingdom of God can sometimes be hidden under piles of “stuff”. Clearing out my closet helped me see how little I need to be happy and how generous God is with me in my search for the Kingdom of God. I found my heart more readily available to seek Him when I simplified my life.”

St. Therese Novena†



Loving God, St. Therese never doubted that her life had meaning. Help me to see how I can bless and love everyone in my life. Especially…

I love your people, Lord. Help me to love them more!
I reflect you to the world, Lord. Help me to reflect you more clearly!
I rely on you, Lord. Help me to rely on you more!
I accept your will, Lord. Help me to accept your will every day!
I try to forgive, Lord. Help me to forgive 70 times 7 times!
I am humble, Lord. Give me more humility!
I see you, Lord. Help me to see you more!
I trust you, Lord. Help me to trust you more!
I love you, Lord. Help me to love you more!

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Besttherese_face

St. Therese Pray for us!

St. Therese is also known as the Little Flower. This is because those who receive miracles by her intercession are often given roses or flowers as a sign. She is sometimes called St. Therese of the child Jesus as well. Although she goes by several names, she is just one great saint!


Copyright 2015 Celeste Zepponi
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*The original St. Therese Novena can be found here: Pray More St. Therese Novena.


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  1. I pray that everyone who participated in this Closet Challenge Novena has been greatly blessed by it. I know that I have, and I truly desire to continue this quest for simplicity which provides more room for prayer and good works. Thanks so very much to Leah and Sarah for their words of encouragement which have helped so greatly each day!
    May the Lord bless and keep us all in His grace, and don’t forget this is not the end of the Closet Challenge concept, but a beginning reflection and experience of ” less can truly be more” in all areas of our daily lives! Keep up the good work!

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