Mother Teresa Prayer

Mother Teresa is a woman of prayer. Probably the most famous Mother Teresa prayer is called the Final Analysis. It will inspire youto always do the right thing regardless of the outcome.

Other popular prayers include Mother Teresa's daily prayer and Mother Teresa's Nazareth Prayer for the Family.

I also have a collection of inspiring Mother Teresa quotes on a variety of subjects.

Mother Teresa Index

Final Analysis Prayer written version
Final Analysis Prayer video version
Mother Teresa's Daily Prayer
Mother Teresa's Nazareth Prayer for the Family
Mother Teresa Quotes

The Final Analysis

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

~ Mother Teresa

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Video Adaptation of of the Final Analysis Prayer

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Mother Teresa's Daily Prayer

Dear Jesus,

Help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go.

Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love.

Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine.

Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul.

Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus.

Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others.

~ Mother Teresa

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Mother Teresa's Nazareth Prayer for the Family

Heavenly Father,

You have given us the model of lifein the Holy Family of Nazareth.

Help us, O Loving Father,to make our family another Nazarethwhere love, peace and joy reign.

May it be deeply contemplative,intensely eucharistic,revived with joy.

Help us to stay together in joyand sorrow in family prayer.

Teach us to see Jesus in the members of our families,especially in their distressing disguise.

May the eucharistic heart of Jesus make our hearts humble like hisand help us to carry out our family dutiesin a holy way.

May we love one anotheras God loves each one of us,more and more each day,and forgive each other's faultsas you forgive our sins.

Help us, O Loving Father,to take whatever you giveand give whatever you take with a big smile.

Immaculate Heart of Mary,cause of our joy, pray for us.

St. Joseph, pray for us.

Holy Guardian Angels,be always with us,guide and protect us.


~ Mother Teresa

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