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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.
Prayer for the Loss of a Pregnancy
I ask the Creator of Life
to hear my cries.
Soothe my soul, my aching arms
that long for a baby to hold.
Prayer for a deceased loved one on their birthday
I celebrate the life of the beloved I knew,
the hands I held, the life I shared.
A Prayer in the Face of Gun Violence
Help us to commit to peace
in our dealings with one another.
In time of loss
In this moment of loss, let me draw into myself, O God,
the light of your radiant love.
May it be a fire of renewed energy within me.
that I may rise from the pain and sadness
that now weigh upon my heart.
Prayer before visiting a loved one with Alzheimer’s
Enable me to find the energy of her spirit connecting with mine
even though she can no longer call me by name.
Let her smile flash to me love sparks that in a new way our imagination
as we meet wherever she is at this moment in her journey.
Make us ONE
Holy God, take away all hatred, prejudice and division and all things that interfere with what makes us ONE. May we be united in beliefs and practices of Peace, Faith,…
From darkness into light
And I knew that could happen
to our world too —
This growing in
and emerging from
Darkness into Light
Prayer for suicide loss survivors
When I am in shock, please God help me to just keep breathing.
When I am numbed out, please let others reach in to touch my heart.
When I am in denial, give me the grace to accept what is true.
Woman at the Well
I don’t even want to recount
what has happened
in my life this year.
I just want to be with the One
who already knows.
who knows me through and through
better than I know myself.
A walk with God
Be my guide.
Help me to be aware
Of all that lies before, behind and around me.
Be with your healthcare workers, oh Lord
Almighty God, as they walk the halls of sickness, help them to be a healing presence
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