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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.

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Topic: expectations

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“... require of each one only what she can give.”

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“If you fast from your foolish imaginations it will be much better.”

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“We are not called upon to do all the good that is possible, but only that which we can do.”

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“Up to this time you have not known how to deal with a person who is in the wrong. Perhaps you are not able to do so. I must not myself require from you more than you can give.”

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“One would obtain much more by demanding less...”

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“How strongly I feel it is necessary to be holy! But more strongly do I realize that I am far from being so. Obtain this grace for me...”

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“You attach too much importance altogether to the subject. Be simple.”

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“...I felt happy to belong to [God], and said to myself, "What will our God be for us in our heavenly home, since even in our exile [God] is so great, so powerful, so magnificent!"”

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“What will heaven be if our poor Earth is at times so beautiful?”

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“You must also accustom yourselves, my dear children, to bear in mind that if the faults of others displease us, ours also torment them.”

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“You can never give good judgement to those persons to whom God has not given it; for [God] alone gives intelligence, and [God] will not require what [God] has not bestowed.”

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“Do not require from everybody the same virtues and qualities.”

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September 19
“...our gaze wandered over a multitude of wonders, especially when from the summit of mountains which seemed to rest beneath our feet we saw steep gorges, beautiful valleys spread out between superb mountains, all in fact which nature could offer most apt to lift up the soul to the Author of all things.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin