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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.
You are a remarkable piece of the puzzle of humanity. Let me fit you into the big picture according to my design.
Oh, God, it’s winter. I think of the small blessings of cold and chill, ice and snow, and how the season can have a big effect on my mood and feelings, if I let it. Small, one-of-a-kind snowflakes create big, white blankets of beauty and soon receive squeals of delight as youngsters, muffled and gloved,…
My mind is not empty, but crammed full,
like a dresser drawer full of old programs
and garments needing patches.
“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.”
“We must pray: it is our food without which nourishment we perish.”
“On the Feast of All Saints, raise up your heart to God and ask [God] to obtain for you a place among the blessed in heaven. How happy we shall be there!”
“Pray, pray very much so the good God will show you what [God] wishes you to do.”
“...you know God is always disposed to hear the prayers of the poor and afflicted.”
“I beg you, take today the resolution to become saints. ... Ask of God the graces you need...”
“... may [God] shed on you the sweetest lights and the most abundant blessings of [God's] grace.”
“...unite our actions, however little they may be, with those of [Jesus]; unite our prayers with his prayers, our work with his work, our meals, our repose with his.”
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