Spiritual Care Week 2020
October 25 – 31
Collaborative Health Care: Chaplains Complete the Picture
This year has been like none other for chaplains and spiritual care providers. Spiritual care providers have made incredible pivots to virtual care and to broadening their care for associates and direct caregivers. This year, chaplains truly have completed the picture of health care. We pray in gratitude for their wisdom, skill, strength and prayerful presence.
God of all ages, you promise us you will be present in our midst.
You who sent the angel to intercede for Isaac, who visited Jacob in a dream,
You who went before and behind the Israelites in fire and smoke,
Who made the arc of the covenant your dwelling place,
You gift us with your presence in the ministry of your chaplains.
We praise you for their call,
We praise you for their skill,
We praise you for their lives of witness to your healing.
You who walked with us in Jesus of Nazareth,
Bless those women and men who walk with Christ today as chaplains.
Bless their ministry of seeking Christ in those they serve.
Bless their ministry of being Christ to those they serve.
Be grace and sustenance for their journey,
Today and every day.