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Topic: wisdom

Prayer

From darkness into light

And I knew that could happen
to our world too —
This growing in
and emerging from
Darkness into Light

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Prayer

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.

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Prayer

A Prayer for Teachers during this pandemic

Give us an abundance of patience as we learn to juggle our teaching, sanitizing, distancing and masking, while trying to be attentive to the needs of our students.

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Prayer

A prayer for restoration and rebirth: A response to the coronavirus

Protect us from plummeting into the social darkness of racism, poverty and despair that a pandemic can cause.
Aid our global community as it seeks to share resources, human skills and the knowledge needed to eradicate the virus.

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Quote

“Just trust God. God will provide. Even tomorrow what will happen we don’t know. Believe there is God. God doesn’t always give happy feelings. But in the end we are looking to eternal life. Cooperate and trust and believe. Trust the community and trust God and trust yourself and go day by day and it will take you to the end. You are thinking too much. We don’t know what the future will be.”

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Prayer

Holy Wisdom

Holy Wisdom Open my eyes to bask in your beauty. Open my mouth to speak tenderly. Open my heart to feel your unconditional love. Holy Wisdom May I be YOUR…

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Prayer

May I see clearly …

May I see clearly with the eye of my beating heart. May I have the wisdom to listen with special care. May my heart and mind be in tune to…

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Prayer

Healer

Her voice echoes from of old, beckoning me to be still.

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Prayer

Be with me in my searching: Sisters of Providence discernment prayer

God of hope and possibilities,I am searching.
I have the energy and desire to work with others for the good of all others.
But how, when, where, with whom?

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Quote

“It is very true that our whole life is one of sacrifice. Who could doubt this?”

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Quote

“How we shall admire God's care of us!”

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Quote

“It would be better to be guarded in your words than always asking pardon.”

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Quote of the day

September 19
“...our gaze wandered over a multitude of wonders, especially when from the summit of mountains which seemed to rest beneath our feet we saw steep gorges, beautiful valleys spread out between superb mountains, all in fact which nature could offer most apt to lift up the soul to the Author of all things.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin