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Oh, God, it’s winter. I think of the small blessings of cold and chill, ice and snow, and how the season can have a big effect on my mood and feelings, if I let it. Small, one-of-a-kind snowflakes create big, white blankets of beauty and soon receive squeals of delight as youngsters, muffled and gloved,…
My mind is not empty, but crammed full,
like a dresser drawer full of old programs
and garments needing patches.
At times when the way ahead,
or even the next step,
assure me that You know what is to come;
that You envision
a plan to prosper me and not to harm me,
to give me a future full of hope.
Note: This prayer uses the text of the Exsultet, the solemn Easter Proclamation sung at the Easter Vigil service. The current text dates back to the fifth century. O Provident God, we exult in your mighty triumph this day. Let Earth be glad, let our church buildings shake with joy, filled with the mighty voices…
The following prayer is by Sister Rosemary Nudd. Although it was originally intended to be given to middle school students who visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, the words are inspiring for all. God whose name is Providence, God whose name is Love, You have created each of us with special loving care. Remembering that we are connected to every bit of…
Provident God, grant me the confidence in your love and care that Saint Mother Theodore had, so I too ‘may not give way to uneasiness about the future’ but ‘place myself gently into the hands of Providence,’ as I embrace present and future as evolving mystery. …
Our Lady of Providence, Queen
of the Home, pray for strong and happy marriages,
safe pregnancies, peace within families, for those
divorced or separated and for all children,
The following is a prayer from a teacher’s perspective written by Sister Ann Casper. O God, is that piercing sound really the alarm clock? And is this really the first day of school? My students are probably struggling to wake up, just as I am. I’ll grab my coffee and they’ll down their energy drink.…
The following is a prayer from a child’s perspective. Dear God, I’m a little sad tonight. I just looked at the calendar and it told me it is August. Do you know what that means? You probably don’t, because You don’t have to go to school. You know everything! Wish I did! For me, August…
Let us gather up the tears of all times, all nations,
all peoples, all children to form a river of grace
to moisten, saturate, drench the hardness of hearts of stone
turning them into hearts of flesh, into the heart of the God of Providence.…
When my faith is shaken, please God, remind me of your love for me.
When I am lonely, help me to reach out and share my feelings with others.
When I am stuck in memories of the past, give me the graces I need to forgive and be forgiven.…
In the wintertime of my soul barren branches stand stark clothed in heaviness of ice bestowed by winter night storm. But then comes morning lavishing warm, bright sun on my hard-stiff self revealing resplendent prisms glistening grace-fullness untold beauty hidden in the night. I bask long in this Light holding on so tenaciously, to this…
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