There's a cute story about Saint Theresa of Lisieux who complained to God about falling asleep during daily devotions at her French Carmelite convent because she apparently had trouble staying focused. "Mention Your Request Here: The Church's Most Powerful Novenas" may be the answer to Saint Theresa's plea for more spirit in daily meditations. Michael Dubruiel presents a varied bouquet of daily devotions ranging from traditional to modern petitions. Most interesting are the addresses provided for the North American shrines where the particular saints or religious orders supporting the special novenas are located. For example, I'm delighted to learn the meditations in honor of Saint Maximillan Kolbe and to learn where his shrine is located in Libertyville, Il. Traditional meditations to the Miraculous Medal are nostalgic for those who remember those continuous novenas during pre-Vatican II. Updated novenas to the French North American Martyrs and Native American Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha bring some interesting diversity to the collection as well. "Mention Your Request Here" is a delightful instructional about how to improve daily communications with God rather than a "novena book", or a ritualistic series of petitions asking for saintly favors. Indeed, Saint Theresa, the "little flower" is, quite likely, very well pleased with Dubruiel's impressive prayer collection, which, of course, includes her special devotion.