A Nurse's Prayer

Jesus, you are the Healer
who calls all nurses to serve and to care for people in your name.
As we carry out this holy ministry, be with us,
bless us with the wisdom of your Holy Spirit
and fill us with the compassion
that allows us to put the needs of those we serve before all else. 
In the midst of this highly technological and often impersonal age
let us not forget that nursing is fundamentally about being with people in need. 
It is about touch … a listening presence … a willing and compassionate heart
that sees beyond symptoms and signs of illness
to a person in need and to their community of concern.
Help us to embrace the charism that is nursing … to make it our own
and in so doing to bring your healing presence into the lives of people in need. 
In your holy name we pray.

– Jean deBlois, CSJ

© The Catholic Health Association of the United States

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