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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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Type: Prayers

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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 facing a major surgery

Creator God, healer of all ills,
I place my health into your hands.
Guide the hand of my surgeon.

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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 voting

Help us remember the needs of the many,
not merely our own.

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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 grieving the loss of a beloved parent

I miss your voice on the other end of the line.
I miss your advice. I will surely stumble without it.
I miss the you-ness of you. I wish I could hug you again.

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Prayer for those preparing for marriage

God, we will need you next to us
to guide us through every stage of our “I do,”

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Prayer for those facing fertility issues

I feel failure like a heavy weight, dragging my spirit down.
I want to give life, to make of myself a fertile field,
where goodness grows abundantly.

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Quote of the day

December 8
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
“O Mary, without spot, protect thy house of the Woods!”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin