As this new day begins, the God of healing is present in those among us who are caregivers for the sick. Together we pray:
Healing God, conscious that caregivers reflect your compassion, we honor them and pray for them in a special way today. We ask you to hold them in your tenderness, give them an assurance of your spirit of strength as they minister to your people, and be for them a sign and source of hope.
We are grateful for the love they give to others and pray that they, too, may be showered with God’s love.
We pray that they may find ways to share the responsibility of caregiving and experience consolation and strength on their journey.
For all doctors, nurses, pastoral care workers, social workers, aides, and all healthcare workers who seek to cure the bodies, nurse the souls, and heal the hearts of the sick who come to them, may they be given wisdom and skill, patience and determination, compassion and sympathy as they perform the ministry of healing.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies and the God of all consolation. He comforts us in all our affliction and enables us to comfort those who are in trouble, with the same consolation we have received from him. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Today’s Journal Reflections:
- How have you experienced the healing of the Great Physician in your life (physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually)?
- Who are the healthcare workers you know and can pray for daily by name?
- Write your own prayer for those on the frontlines of the medical fight against COVID-19.