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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.
Help us remember the needs of the many,
not merely our own.
May we never remain complacent, frustrated and hopeless.
The blessing of those who speak out against unjust practices and violence The blessing of our communities coming together in time of distress The blessing of the human heart that…
Holy Wisdom Open my eyes to bask in your beauty. Open my mouth to speak tenderly. Open my heart to feel your unconditional love. Holy Wisdom May I be YOUR…
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…
Her voice echoes from of old, beckoning me to be still.
You are a remarkable piece of the puzzle of humanity. Let me fit you into the big picture according to my design.
“Thoughts are swirling around in my head — actions and prayer around water, air, soil, children, women. But how to narrow all the possibilities into one meaningful prayer and one meaningful practice that will carry me through the days of Lent? This will take more quiet, more prayer, some conversation with a soul mate.”
“The most painful sight I saw in New Orleans was the selling of slaves. Every day in the streets at appointed places, Negroes and Negresses in holiday attire are exposed for this shameful traffic, like the meanest animals at our fairs. This spectacle oppressed my heart.”
“...you know God is always disposed to hear the prayers of the poor and afflicted.”
“Without distinction of persons, do good to all for the love of God.”
“But if it is necessary to be just, it is necessary above all to be kind...”
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