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A prayer of presence

O Provident God,
You send me to serve the needs of others.

May those closest in my life —
my family,
my co-workers,
my neighbors,
my friends,
recognize your Presence in me.

May those in my faith community —
those who lead and those who nurture,
my fellow worshipers,
those who need my prayers,
those for whom I have promised prayers,
recognize your Presence in me.

May those I meet regularly —
the grocery store cashier,
the trash remover,
the garage mechanic,
the wait staff,
recognize your Presence in me.

Amen.

(This prayer originally appeared in the fall 2013 issue of HOPE magazine.)

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Sister Ann Casper

Sister Ann Casper, SP, retired as the executive director for Mission Advancement for the Sisters of Providence in 2018 and currently serves as minister of Providence Community Cemetery at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Sister Ann has ministered in various scholastic and administrative positions in Indiana and North Carolina. She also was a member of the Sisters of Providence leadership team, serving as General Secretary.

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