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Topic: determination

Prayer

From darkness into light

And I knew that could happen
to our world too —
This growing in
and emerging from
Darkness into Light

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Prayer

Woman at the Well

I don’t even want to recount
what has happened
in my life this year.
I just want to be with the One
who already knows.
who knows me through and through
better than I know myself.

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Prayer

A nurses’ prayer to be enough during COVID-19 pandemic

Lord Jesus, You only have us,
to stand in for You. Make ours Your healing touch. Make ours the words You’d speak.
Make our outreach to families and loved ones the comfort and hope You’d give.
Let us be Your love.

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Prayer

Prayer in this Time of Need

Heal those who are sick. Restore them to full health.

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Prayer

May I see clearly …

May I see clearly with the eye of my beating heart. May I have the wisdom to listen with special care. May my heart and mind be in tune to…

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Prayer

Healer

Her voice echoes from of old, beckoning me to be still.

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Prayer

Prayer for guidance

At times when the way ahead,
or even the next step,
seems unclear,
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.

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“We must pray: it is our food without which nourishment we perish.”

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“If ... you are quite determined to belong entirely to God, to work with all your strength ... I say to you with assurance, Come.”

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“Come then, dear daughters, to enjoy yourselves a little in the Lord and prepare for what the future has in store for you.”

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“Humble yourself - that is very good - but do not yield to discouragement.”

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“It will be good to die like Sister did, but for that we have to live as she did. She did not think even once that she had to be judged ... she ran toward Jesus with the greatest love but without a particle of fear.”

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Quote of the day

July 30
International Day of Friendship; World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
“For me in particular [Sister Saint Francis Xavier] was a friend that one does not lose twice in a lifetime. She filled the void left in so many instances by my failures.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin