A Prayer for the Start of the Workday

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In peace we pray to you, Lord God …

For the children, women and men who come to us seeking healing:
For all who are in need of wellness.

For those who have great needs, but who do not enter our doors:
For the indigent, the infirm, the isolated.

For all people in their daily life and work:
For our families, friends and neighbors, and for those who are alone.

For our communities, our nation and our world:
For all who work for justice, freedom, health and peace.

For the just and proper use of your creation:
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice and oppression.

For all who are in danger, sorrow or any kind of trouble:
For those who minister to the sick, the friendless and the needy.

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life:
We glorify you forever and ever.

Lord, our God, we pray in thanksgiving for your great mercy and for your enduring compassion towards us and all of your creatures. Assure us, guide us and grant us confidence to do your will, especially in our roles in Catholic health care. Help us to understand and respect the vulnerability and fragility of the persons we serve in our ministry as well as the associates with whom we serve. We pray, trusting in your loving kindness. Amen.