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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.
“We would love to tell you again that every day we include you all in our labors and prayers.”
“Mutual confidence is the sweet secret of gaining hearts.”
“Repent of your sins and failings; take resolutions to do better and, after that, be quiet. The more we stir up a dunghill, the more it exhales bad odors.”
“We were all very sick. When one was feeling a little better, she went to aid another, to hold the head of one who was a little sicker than herself. You never saw such a comedy.”
“I am happy to know that you are united. O, may this union last a long time!”
“...it is necessary to bear the faults of others and try to correct our own in order not to make others suffer too much.”
“Be gay and cheerful with your Sisters, even when you do not feel like it. The Divine Infant will be pleased at your efforts and will give you a great many graces. With fidelity to this grace you will pass a happy Christmas and commence a happy new year.”
“You know my dear daughter, that I always speak to you with candor and simplicity...I know that you prefer to be treated this way.”
“...do not point out only the mistakes, ... speak more of what is good...”
“We often cause pain to one another on account of the difference of our dispositions and natural inclinations.”
Prayer for the Faces of our Grief
When my faith is shaken, please God, remind me of your love for me.
When I am lonely, help me to reach out and share my feelings with others.
When I am stuck in memories of the past, give me the graces I need to forgive and be forgiven.…
A caregiver’s prayer
God of Love, as a caregiver, I need the grace to be loving even when I do not love all that I am asked to do. It is extremely difficult to watch the one I love slowly lose their ability to care for self and to witness their pain of illness. More is demanded of my time and sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be enough of that in the day to tend to all that needs to be done
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