Need some words of wisdom?
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.
Beloved, be with all of us in our
leaning into something new
leaning with trust on one another
leaning in toward the light.
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.
During Black History month, we raise up the memory of Black Americans whose lives inspire us to live our baptismal call to the fullest, and implore their intercession to blot out the sin of racism
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…
“Pray, be humble, be charitable, and God's blessing will be with you.”
“I feel the touch of Jesus very often in the presence of our elder sisters. They are experts in encouragement conveyed by a touch on the shoulder, a hand on my arm, a smile that comes from the light in their hearts and shines through their eyes. I am strengthened, encouraged and humbled when one after the other says to me, “I pray for you every day.” Yes — all of these moments are moments of being touched by Jesus — assured of being a valued part of that living body.”
“Humble yourself - that is very good - but do not yield to discouragement.”
“Really, I am humiliated in seeing Sister St. Francis run in the way of perfection while I just drag along.”
“As for myself, I have never been such a helpless creature but, too, I have never been almost fifty years old.”
“If at any day we accomplish some good here, the glory will certainly be [God's] alone...”
“My duty has been simply that of the ass who bore the prophet.”
“We are not called upon to do all the good that is possible, but only that which we can do.”
Are you in need of prayer?
You're not alone.
We'd like to pray for you.
Take the inspiration home
Did you know? There are several different ways to purchase prayer books from the Sisters of Providence, books by and about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, and other great items!