A Nurse's Prayer

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O my God,
teach me to receive the sick in your Name.
Give to my efforts success
for the glory of your holy Name,

Grant that the sick you have placed in my care
may be abundantly blessed,
and not one of them be lost|
because of any neglect on my part.

Help me to overcome every temporal weakness,
and strengthen in me whatever may enable me
to bring joy to the lives of those I serve.

Give to my eyes light to see those in needů
my heart compassion and understanding,
my mind knowledge and wisdom,
my hands skill and tenderness,
my ears the ability to listen,
my lips words of comfort,
my spirit the desire to share.

Give me grace, for the sake of your sick ones
and of those lives that will be influenced by them.

It is your work:
Without You, O Lord, I cannot succeed.

Amen.