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Place yourself gently

Provident God,
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
embrace. Amen.

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Sister Cathy Campbell

Sister Cathy Campbell, SP, is a freelance writer and editor. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Spirituality from Catholic Theological Union/Chicago. Sister Cathy also ministers as a retreat facilitator for the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center with special interests in scripture and the mystics.

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