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Prayer for guidance

Beloved, You who companion me on the journey,
May every step I take
be made sacred by your guiding presence.

In moments when I worry that my gifts may not be enough,
remind me that
there are many gifts,
but the same spirit,
different forms of service,
but the same Source of Love.

At times when the way ahead,
or even the next step,
seems unclear,
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.

When fear of the unknown
keeps me from acting
with love and freedom,
whisper again to me that
You will make a way in the desert,
that you will make the rough places smooth.

Amid my impatience to know what’s next,
remind me that indeed
There is a time for everything under the sun,
that now, too, is a very acceptable time.

As I seek to embrace the call emerging within me,
help me to know deeply your Abiding Presence
who came that I might have life
and have it to the full.

When I am burdened by the anxiety
that comes with newness and change,
touch my heart with the words,
Consider the birds in the sky;
they don’t sow or reap, yet they are provided for.

Source of all that I am,
As I move into the wholeness that beckons me,
Speak to me again
the breadth and length
and height and depth
of your Love,
A Love which surpasses all understanding;
A Love which is able to accomplish far more
than all I ask or imagine.

Amen.

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Sister Tracey Horan

Sister Tracey Horan is a Sister of Providence in formation. She professed first vows in 2017. She is a former intern at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence.

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