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Provident God, grant me the confidence in your love and care that Saint Mother Theodore had, so I too ‘may not give way to uneasiness about the future’ but ‘place myself gently into the hands of Providence,’ as I embrace present and future as evolving mystery. …
“Now from the very spot I say to you before God that there is nothing to fear and everything to hope.”
“When one has nothing more to lose, the heart is inaccessible to fear.”
“We cannot do our work if we all stay in the nest.”
“I see you are entering the way of loving God and trying to keep close to [God], no matter who or what may rise against you.”
“Pray for me occasionally that I may not lose courage ... that I may be brave enough to hold up others who falter sometimes.”
When my faith is shaken, please God, remind me of your love for me.
When I am lonely, help me to reach out and share my feelings with others.
When I am stuck in memories of the past, give me the graces I need to forgive and be forgiven.…
Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life with fear. Rather, look to them with full confidence that, as they arise, God to whom you belong will in his love enable you to profit by them. He has guided you thus far in life, do you but hold fast to his…
Provident God, aware of our own brokenness, we ask the gift of courage to identify how and where we are in need of conversion in order to live in solidarity with Earth and all creation. Deliver us from the violence of superiority and disdain. Grant us the desire, and the humility, to listen with special…
Dios de la Providencia, consciente de mi debilidad, pido el don de la valentía para poder identificar cómo y dónde convertirme a fin de vivir en solidaridad con la tierra y con toda la creación. Líbrame de la violencia de superioridad y desprecio. Concédeme el deseo, y la humildad, para escuchar con esmero especial a…
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