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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: service

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“What a sweet providence it is to find friends thus willing to assist us.”

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“The greatest in heaven is the one who on Earth has been the servant of all.”

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“Charity does not consist in loving one or two persons and being indifferent to all the rest.”

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Teacher’s School Prayer

The following is a prayer from a teacher’s perspective written by Sister Ann Casper. O God, is that piercing sound really the alarm clock? And is this really the first…

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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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To Mother Theodore and Companions

Fragile forerunners of ourselves, we thank you for your coming, Bearing sainted heroes’ names across the seas. You are a litany chanted down the years: Theodore, St. Vincent Ferrer, St.…

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The Prayer of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

A prayer for the visitors to the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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Prayer of Blessing for Firefighters

Blessed are you, Lord, God of mercy, who through your Son gave us a marvelous example of charity and the great commandment of love for one another. Send down your…

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A prayer of presence

Sister Ann Casper, executive director of Mission Advancement for the Sisters of Providence, shares a prayer on offering God’s presence to others.

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Bridge Prayer

Lord, it is hard sometimes to believe that you are really present in this world of ours. But I do believe it, Lord! Please help me live my life in…

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Litany of Saint Mother Theodore

That we, like you, may abandon ourselves to the will of God …
Pray for us, Saint Mother Theodore …

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Quote of the day

September 19
“...our gaze wandered over a multitude of wonders, especially when from the summit of mountains which seemed to rest beneath our feet we saw steep gorges, beautiful valleys spread out between superb mountains, all in fact which nature could offer most apt to lift up the soul to the Author of all things.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin