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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.
My mind is not empty, but crammed full,
like a dresser drawer full of old programs
and garments needing patches.
At times when the way ahead,
or even the next step,
assure me that You know what is to come;
that You envision
a plan to prosper me and not to harm me,
to give me a future full of hope.
“Through the Gospel stories, we participate in the Last Supper, walk the Way of the Cross and witness the crucifixion of Jesus. In doing so, we touch into the raw grief of acknowledging the presence of death in our lives and the life of the world’s people.”
Provident God, grant me the confidence in your love and care that Saint Mother Theodore had, so I too ‘may not give way to uneasiness about the future’ but ‘place myself gently into the hands of Providence,’ as I embrace present and future as evolving mystery. …
“That [melancholy] is a bad disease. One has to bear with such persons and suffer; but they themselves more than anyone else.”
“I feel as stupid as a turkey.”
“Sometimes I feel almost sinking under the weight, not only of present miseries, but still more, perhaps, under the apprehension of future misfortunes with which we are threatened.”
“...you know God is always disposed to hear the prayers of the poor and afflicted.”
“...we can rely on [God's] assistance - assistance of which we have now greater need than ever before...”
“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.”
“God alone can console you, strengthen you.”
“I fully enter into your difficulties, this is the same as telling you that I suffer with you. Need I tell you that I pray for you?”
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