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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.
The phone rings. The baby cries.
The school child asks for answers.
The mail arrives. The bills appear.
The laundry piles. The cooking waits.
Turn us toward one another to see the hurting humans we are.
Oh God, be present in our family. Make peace possible.
All we can do is remember: With God all things are possible,
even the mending of a broken home.
I ask the Creator of Life
to hear my cries.
Soothe my soul, my aching arms
that long for a baby to hold.
Embrace these students and teachers with your love.
Pour into us unimaginable love and ready us
to nurture the children You entrust to our care.
“If you fast from your foolish imaginations it will be much better.”
“All that you teach the children must be taught for the greater glory of God and for the good of the children.”
“Love the children first, and then teach them.”
“Mon Dieu! How happy I should be if I could see you become some day what you ought to be!”
“Show kindness to them [children] and be attentive to their spiritual and physical needs.”
“You must try to invent means of correcting your children, but remember that the most powerful means are rewards: a kind word, an approving glance, a little gesture, is sometimes sufficient to correct what the most severe punishment would not have overcome.”
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