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These winter days dark greets my waking, sometimes stars and moon. Flinger of stars, your power astounds. I feel so small. How like the little birds flying about, full of motion; neighbor’s birdfeeder, down to the ground, up to branches, scattered by a larger bird. I am as fragile and frantic. Gradually light comes and…
Providence of God, we believe in you. Providence of God, we hope in you. Providence of God, we love you will all our hearts. Providence of God, we thank you for all. Providence of God, we give you all. Loving God, make us aware of your presence on this trip. Make our eyes clear, our…
Blessed are you, Lord, God of mercy, who through your Son gave us a marvelous example of charity and the great commandment of love for one another. Send down your blessings on your servants, who so generously devote themselves to helping and protecting others. Grant them courage when they are afraid, wisdom when they must…
(Note: The following is the opening prayer from “Slavery Still Exists,” an awareness program sponsored by the Illinois Women Religious Against Human Trafficking. The program took place on Jan. 10-11. Used with permission.) All: God of compassionate love, you listen to the cries of our brothers and sisters whose lives are held bound through the…
Infant Jesus, born among us as a helpless baby, … come into our hearts this day and teach us the meaning of simplicity and how dependent we are on others. … come into our minds this day that we may know truth and better handle the real situations in which we find ourselves. … come…
Rooted for Tomorrow: A special prayer to celebrate 175 years of the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
O God, you walk with us through life.
You strengthen us
so that we might be your presence
to others on the journey.
Creator and Sustainer of all life,
thank You for my father whose life reflects/reflected
Your abiding love and care.
This prayer by Cathy Campbell asks guidance and peace among the multitude of information available to us from current technology sources.
Sister Ann Casper, executive director of Mission Advancement for the Sisters of Providence, shares a prayer on offering God’s presence to others.
O Lovely rose of Sharon’s plain, Pure lily of the field, Thou beauteous garden all inclosed, The Spirit’s Fountain sealed— O pray for us! The honor of thy people, thou, Fair Paradise of God, The glory of Jerusalem And Jesse’s blooming rod— O pray for us! Thou blossoming wilderness of God, Thou Virgin pure of…
Novena to Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
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