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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: struggle

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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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Prayer for those grieving the death of a parent with whom they had a difficult relationship

I pray for your soul, at peace, at last, with God.
Please pray for me.

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Prayer for those seeking employment

Come to my aid as I begin again.
Lead me to the right leads, let my resume sing its song
to the most receptive ears. Grant me that interview.

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Prayer for peace within a family

Turn us toward one another to see the hurting humans we are.
Oh God, be present in our family. Make peace possible.

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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 on the death of a pet

I turn to you for comfort, for the sure knowing
that my pet is with you forever and that
some far-off day, we will be reunited.

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Quote of the day

May 28
“...your heart will tell you what to do...”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin