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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.
May I always love you and serve you
Creator of the Universe, in your grace you promise us that those who die still live in Your presence. Their spirits have simply been transformed but have not ended. I pray in gratitude and hope for my family, relatives and friends that have gone before me, and for all the dead known to You alone.
When I am in shock, please God help me to just keep breathing.
When I am numbed out, please let others reach in to touch my heart.
When I am in denial, give me the grace to accept what is true.
Thank you for all the wonderful things
You have made:
The whole world, all the people
My home, my school, my friends, my pets.
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.
If I fail in speech,
I pray You will teach
me kind words to speak.
Be my guide.
Help me to be aware
Of all that lies before, behind and around me.
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.
Embrace these students and teachers with your love.
Almighty God, as they walk the halls of sickness, help them to be a healing presence
May this layer of protection never be a separation of compassion.
With so many sick, help us to give quality when unable to give time.
May we see and touch every patient as if it were you.
Are you in need of prayer?
You're not alone.
We'd like to pray for you.
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