May the One who blessed our ancestors be present
to those who provide help for the ill and troubled among us.
May they be filled with fortitude and courage,
endowed with sympathy and compassion,
as they give strength to those at their side.
May they fight against despair,
and continue to find within themselves
the will to reach out to those in need.
And in their love of others,
may they know the blessing of community,
and the blessings of renewed faith.