A Prayer for the Caregiver

Giver of life, and light,
Healer of all souls,
Let my cup overflow
with your grace, so that I
may bring solace to each
soul entrusted to my care.

Let my eyes see your face
in each person I meet. Let
my ears listen with attention
to the stories of anguish, joy,
loneliness, fear, or pain. Let
your empathy overcome me.

Let my hands be your hands,
your consoling hands of peace.
Let my feet be anointed to walk
with integrity and authenticity.

Divine, healing Caregiver,
let gratitude dance in me
as I carry your Word
of love and hope to each
sick or troubled person
in this broken, beautiful world.

- Becky Evans, National Association of Catholic Chaplains

© 2016 The Catholic Health Association of the United States

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