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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.
Prayer for those preparing for marriage
God, we will need you next to us
to guide us through every stage of our “I do,”
Prayer for Peace and Healing
May we never remain complacent, frustrated and hopeless.
Make us ONE
Holy God, take away all hatred, prejudice and division and all things that interfere with what makes us ONE. May we be united in beliefs and practices of Peace, Faith,…
From darkness into light
And I knew that could happen
to our world too —
This growing in
and emerging from
Darkness into Light
A walk with God
Be my guide.
Help me to be aware
Of all that lies before, behind and around me.
Prayer for calling forth women of courage
God we thank you for the brave women who continue to come forward to serve you as Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
“Just trust God. God will provide. Even tomorrow what will happen we don’t know. Believe there is God. God doesn’t always give happy feelings. But in the end we are looking to eternal life. Cooperate and trust and believe. Trust the community and trust God and trust yourself and go day by day and it will take you to the end. You are thinking too much. We don’t know what the future will be.”
Creating hope together
Provident God, dispelling darkness with the gift of a new dawn, fuel me with sensitivity and wisdom to break boundaries and create hope …
Prayer for guidance
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.
“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.”
Place yourself gently
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. …
“...purify your hearts more and more in communion with God, and acquire new strength and fervor for the time to come.”
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