Prayer for those who Serve the Sick
Lord, You know that is my duty to assist the sick, grant that I may serve them not only with my hands but also with my heart; so that I may love them.
Lord, You had compassion on all human suffering, make my spirit strong, strengthen my arms in caring for the sick, in dressing wounds, in comforting the weak and the dying; keep my soul sensitive to the sorrows of others, let me always have a kind word and manner, and patience in watching.
Lord, You created human nature composed of body and soul, make me respect both the one and the other, teach me to console the downcast spirit, caring for the sick body.
Lord, You said that the care shown to the suffering is shown to You, grant that I many see You in them and them in You.
Lord, You promised that even a glass of water given in your name would not go unrewarded, conserve the reward which You alone can give to my work which I want to accomplish with devotion and love.
And you Mary, consoler of the afflicted and health of the sick, be for me a wise teacher and loving parent.