Lord, Thou Great Physician, I kneel before Thee. Since every good and perfect gift must come from Thee,
Give skill to my hand, clear vision to my mind, kindness and sympathy to my heart. Give me singleness of purpose, strength to lift at least a part of the burden of my suffering fellowmen, and a true realization of the rare privilege that is mine, Take from my heart all guile and worldliness, that with the simple faith of a child I may rely on Thee.
O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time. Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking, as He did, the sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with Him forever.
When my patient’s body is broken
May I remember I am a healer and it is only God who cures.
When they cry out in pain or confusion
May I have the wisdom and words to respond to their needs in truth.
May I remember to call each one by name so that human dignity may be known as I hold the gift of each person with reverence in my hands, my heart and prayer.
May my care plans and conversations be respectful even of my hardest cases.
And may God’s healing touch be bestowed on my patients as I strive to use the gifts He has bestowed on me to the best of my ability.
Heavenly Father, please take my hands and guide them. Grant me the strength to help my patients and their families.
The skill to ease their suffering, the understanding to diagnose their needs. The kindness of heart to care for them and reassure their fears.
Please be beside me on each and every case as I rely on you: the greatest of healers.