Place yourself gently
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.
Grant me that confidence
as I read headlines of chaos and conflict around the world,
as I respond to uncertainties about cash flow and good health in my life and family.
Strengthen my belief in your Providence,
as I strive daily to care for planet,
to minister among the poor,
to educate, and to advocate for justice.
Give me a compassionate heart
as I companion all who rely on me
in illness or infirmity.
Grant me patience as I grope along the path you trace out for me daily. Keep me
firmly on the way drawing me ever deeper toward the reunion
awaiting me in your eternal
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