If we don't feel a desire to become a saint, we can turn to St. Teresa of Avila for help.
While we are all invited by Jesus to become a saint, typically we don’t always possess an intense desire to lead a holy life.
Being a saint entails much pain and sacrifice, and often we simply want to be comfortable.
St. Teresa of Avila challenges us to get out of our comfort zone and stir within us a desire for perfection.
Here is a prayer asking God to let St. Teresa of Avila inspire in us a desire for holiness, that we may turn our lives around and follow Jesus Christ.
O God, who through your Spirit
raised up Saint Teresa of Jesus
to show the Church the way to seek perfection,
grant that we may always be nourished
by the food of her heavenly teaching
and fired with longing for true holiness.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.