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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.
God of unexpected gifts
God of Providence, you are a God of mystery and surprises.
Thank you for the times unexpected gifts have come my way:
Fill Me, O Holy One
May the light of the Holy One fill me and the world with love
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.
Prayer for those struggling during the holidays
There is no celebration in my soul.
I turn to You, source of meaning, knower of sorrow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prayer for voting
Help us remember the needs of the many,
not merely our own.
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.
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.
Are you in need of prayer?
You're not alone.
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