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We can all use a little help with prayer sometimes. The Sisters of Providence hope to help inspire you! Whether it's the perfect Saint Mother Theodore Guerin quote or a prayer written by a Sister of Providence, let the right words bring Providence into your life. Browse the prayers below or if you're looking for something specific, use the “Topics” search in the search area.
Oh, God, it’s winter. I think of the small blessings of cold and chill, ice and snow, and how the season can have a big effect on my mood and feelings, if I let it. Small, one-of-a-kind snowflakes create big, white blankets of beauty and soon receive squeals of delight as youngsters, muffled and gloved,…
My mind is not empty, but crammed full,
like a dresser drawer full of old programs
and garments needing patches.
At times when the way ahead,
or even the next step,
assure me that You know what is to come;
that You envision
a plan to prosper me and not to harm me,
to give me a future full of hope.
“But again I must talk about money. When will the day come that we shall be able to be occupied only with God?”
“I can express it only to God, Who understands the language of the heart.”
“Let us adore the designs of this good Master and be resigned to His Holy Will.”
“Pray, be humble, be charitable, and God's blessing will be with you.”
“Carefully guard every word; watch over yourselves that nothing imprudent may escape you and thus give the ill-disposed a reason for their complaints.”
“There is no way of repairing what you have done but by showing … what you can do.”
Note: This prayer uses the text of the Exsultet, the solemn Easter Proclamation sung at the Easter Vigil service. The current text dates back to the fifth century. O Provident God, we exult in your mighty triumph this day. Let Earth be glad, let our church buildings shake with joy, filled with the mighty voices…
The following prayer is by Sister Rosemary Nudd. Although it was originally intended to be given to middle school students who visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, the words are inspiring for all. God whose name is Providence, God whose name is Love, You have created each of us with special loving care. Remembering that we are connected to every bit of…
“We can expect that our good works, our works of love and mercy and justice will abide. …they will last, remain. What a great promise! When we love, act justly, respond in mercy – it matters; it makes a difference; it bears a fruit that will endure.”
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