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Topic: grief

Prayer

Prayer for suicide loss survivors

When I am in shock, please God help me to just keep breathing.
When I am numbed out, please let others reach in to touch my heart.
When I am in denial, give me the grace to accept what is true.

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Quote

“Through the Gospel stories, we participate in the Last Supper, walk the Way of the Cross and witness the crucifixion of Jesus. In doing so, we touch into the raw grief of acknowledging the presence of death in our lives and the life of the world’s people.”

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Prayer

Novena to Our Lady of Providence

Our Lady of Providence, Queen
of the Home, pray for strong and happy marriages,
safe pregnancies, peace within families, for those
divorced or separated and for all children,

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Prayer

River of Grace

Let us gather up the tears of all times, all nations,
all peoples, all children to form a river of grace
to moisten, saturate, drench the hardness of hearts of stone
turning them into hearts of flesh, into the heart of the God of Providence.…

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Prayer for the Faces of our Grief

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.…

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Prayer

A caregiver’s prayer

God of Love, as a caregiver, I need the grace to be loving even when I do not love all that I am asked to do. It is extremely difficult to watch the one I love slowly lose their ability to care for self and to witness their pain of illness. More is demanded of my time and sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be enough of that in the day to tend to all that needs to be done

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Prayer

A Blessing on Our Homes

O Provident God, we ask that you bless and protect our homes and all who come and go from them. May our homes be filled with welcome for family and…

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Prayer

A Death in the Family

Death saddens us because of the separation it causes. Our faith comforts us with the knowledge that we will be together in happiness again. Dear Lord, Sometimes it is hard…

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Prayer

An All Souls Remembrance

Loving God, A candle burns in my heart and warms my soul. It never flickers. It never wanes. It is the memory of those I love who are now at…

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Quote of the day

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