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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.

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Topic: perseverance

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God of unexpected gifts

God of Providence, you are a God of mystery and surprises.
Thank you for the times unexpected gifts have come my way:

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Prayer for a brighter new year

Instead, I will ask that Your resolutions be mine.
Your path, my path. Your will, my will.
Let us walk headlong into this new year together.

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Prayer for those struggling during the holidays

There is no celebration in my soul.
I turn to You, source of meaning, knower of sorrow.

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Prayer for those struggling with lack of faith

My faith is threadbare, worn almost to a whisper.
And yet I need You more than ever.

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A prayer for the loss of a relationship

Now it is over. Our ties severed painfully, or simply faded away from disuse.
We are not what we were.

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A prayer for stillness / dealing with anxiety

Can you stop the world for a moment? I need to be alone with you.
No more doing, just being. And feeling like that is enough.

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Prayer in the face of insurmountable obstacles

Take my hand. Pull me along, with urgency, if needed.
Let me never stray from the course you’ve set out for me,
even when I cannot see my way through.

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Guide me, O God

Show me clearly the path Providence
is unfolding for me today.
Grant me the courage to walk it,
fearlessly as you want me to.

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Prayer for healing from family/generational trauma

All we can do is remember: With God all things are possible,
even the mending of a broken home.

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Prayer for the Loss of a Pregnancy

I ask the Creator of Life
to hear my cries.
Soothe my soul, my aching arms
that long for a baby to hold.

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Prayer for a deceased loved one on their birthday

I celebrate the life of the beloved I knew,
the hands I held, the life I shared.

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Prayer for our Marriage

You are the third partner in our marriage, enhancing our love for each other, strengthening us in times of trial, and supplying us with both anchor and wings, that we may remain steadfast and true while soaring far beyond where we could be alone.

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Quote of the day

July 24
“Finally we prayed for all, for we had the confidence of being heard. O yes, [God] heard our prayers, the sighs of our hearts...”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin