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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: strength

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“I believe Mother Theodore’s treasures were these: steadfast belief in Providence; an enduring and practical love of people – especially her sisters; and a sense of this place, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, as the deep well from which she drank in the presence, strength, and elaborate beauty of God.”

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“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.”

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“...purify your hearts more and more in communion with God, and acquire new strength and fervor for the time to come.”

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“If ... you are quite determined to belong entirely to God, to work with all your strength ... I say to you with assurance, Come.”

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“Humble yourself - that is very good - but do not yield to discouragement.”

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“Let us always have in hand our lamps burning, that we may not be surprised.”

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“Detach yourself from yourself, my child, but gently, with that sweetness which is the distinctive mark of the spirit of God and not with that harshness which is the mark of yours.”

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“God alone can console you, strengthen you.”

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“As to our garden and yard, we have all the woods. And the wilderness is our only cloister, for our house is like an oak tree planted therein.”

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“In the midst of all our storms, however, we have the consolation of seeing the religious spirit become solid ... and that is not a little thing.”

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“It was all over for us, if the Lord had not come to our aid.”

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“We had but one dollar remaining... and we did not know where to get a cent for the want of the house. Still, how could I mistrust Divine Providence?”

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Quote of the day

August 8
“Let not a cross look or a word vex you; no, nothing in the world is worth losing our peace for...”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin