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Blessing for the family

Family is our connection with the past and future. It is the source of our beliefs and common values. We seek its spiritual health. Mary, you trusted your family to Providence throughout your life. From your own human experiences, you share and understand ours. Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home, We ask that…

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A Death in the Family

Death saddens us because of the separation it causes. Our faith comforts us with the knowledge that we will be together in happiness again. Dear Lord, Sometimes it is hard to understand the pain that comes into our lives. This is most true when we lose one we love. At this time, we remember that…

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At a Time of Family Conflict

All families know conflict. How we handle our differences and to whom we turn determine whether, and how fast, our scars will heal. You know, God, we are not a perfect family. The stresses of our lives cause us to bring each other hurt and pain. This is not the way we choose to live…

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At a Time of Family Crisis

Loss of a job, an accident, difficulties with children are just a few of the challenges which bring tremendous stress to a family. We pray to make these occasions a source of strength, rather than division. Mary, Queen of the Home, Our family is straining. People who ought to be bound in love are pushing…

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Joy at a New Birth

A baby is a new beginning, a hope for a better future. It is important to remember God’s role in helping us raise our children to lead good lives. Loving God, Morning has come again into our lives. The sunshine of a new birth brightens our entire family. We pray for your help, that this…

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At a Time of Illness

We pray for wellness, but we accept the reality of illness. In so doing, we come to a deeper understanding of suffering in our lives and a greater sensitivity to each other. Lord, being sick isn’t easy. I’m scared and I worry about burdening my family. I pray to return to good health and ask…

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For Freedom from Addictions

Drugs, alcohol and other addictions are tearing apart families, just as they tear apart our larger society. We ask that those we love see the way to their own liberation. Lord, One we love is bound by addictions and now is not truly alive, for addictions end choices, addictions end freedom. You died, Lord, so…

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For a Strengthening of Faith for a Family Member

When a family member loses faith, a part of us is lost, too. We pray for that loved one’s return. Dear Lord, Faith is not always a constant. We live in such a noisy and troubled world that sometimes we forget what is important. You know that has happened within our family. We ask your…

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At a Time of Celebration

How often do we express our gratitude for the joys in our lives? Lord, We come to you so often in need. I just want to take this quiet moment to say a special word about the good things, about the joy you have brought to our family. If I don’t stop to say it…

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Prayer for a New Year

Creator God, The wheel is turning, a new year beginning, reminding us of our place in time. We are part of this world you made, not as separate bits and pieces but as part of the beautiful wholeness of your plan. Our strength is from your mountains, our patience from your lakes, and our love…

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Easter Morning Prayer

Risen Jesus, A new day is born. It is your gift to us. In giving your life, you gave willingly what we could never ask. And, in so doing, you taught your world the meaning of love. You gave us a new beginning. You made us a resurrection people. You brought sunshine to our lives.…

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A Mother’s Day Prayer

Mary, mother of Jesus, woman of Providence, you formed your child’s faith and led him to his destiny. Living your life in a real world, as a real woman, you became a model for all women. This special day, as in all the days of my life, I ask blessings for my mother and for…

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Quote of the day

August 13
“You know ... that the good God always makes use of nothing in order to accomplish something.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin