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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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“Truly I have great need of prayers. I am quite a grumbler.”

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“Sometimes I am disheartened with this country that I feel as if I were carrying on my shoulders the weight of its highest mountains and in my heart all the thorns of its wilderness.”

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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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“Of late I scarcely knew which way to turn for money, but Providence came to our help.”

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“I must tell you with simplicity, my good Father, that this time I feel myself overwhelmed...”

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“... the good God, while sending us crosses, has blessed us in a truly extraordinary manner.”

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“My very dear Daughters, journeys, an image of life, are usually accompanied by a host of unavoidable contradictions.”

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“All love one another tenderly, and this consolation is well calculated to support us in the pains we now suffer and in those which await us.”

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“...you yourself are often the cause of what you suffer. And I say it also in order that you may endeavor to become more amiable and loving, more united to Our Lord...”

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“Her [Sister Saint Francis Xavier] example animates and confounds me. I am near her in the chapel distracted with temporalities and business, and I see her lost in God and melting with love for our Lord.”

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“So true is it that misfortune binds hearts together.”

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“You may have to wait longer than you would like, you may have to bear privations; but, bear and forbear.”

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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