Action prayer is nonverbal communication to God, using our attitudes and our attempts to obey, which draws its energy from Christ’s example and empowerment.
For the story of Thérèse Martin’s life, see www.ewtn.com/therese/therese1.htm.
Foster, Richard J. “The Little Way.” Pages 62–63 in Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.
Hutchinson, Gloria. “Therese of Lisieux: The Woman Warrior.” Pages 84–103 in Six Ways to Pray from Six Great Saints. Cincinnati, Ohio: St. Anthony Messenger, 1982.
Nelson, John. Living the Little Way of Love: With Therese of Lisieux. New York: New City, 2000.
Thérèse of Lisieux. The Story of a Soul. Translated by John Beevers. New York: Image, 1989.