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A Prayer for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

God, you promise to stay close 

to those who are loving and true.

Be close now and accompany 

those healthcare workers and first responders,

who have fallen ill, and

who have been faithful in their work

to care for others, especially those most in need.

Restore their health, so they may once more serve.

Give them renewed hope and courage.

Instill in us a deep appreciation for all those

entrusted with our safety, security, and health.

Continue to watch over your family.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen

by  Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism

A Prayer for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Lord, one time your daughter, our sister St. Teresa, addressed you, as only she could, musing  that the reason you have so few friends is that you treat them so badly.

Dare I suggest the same is happening today?

So many of you children, nurses, doctors, aides and first responders find themselves under stress, dire stress in serving you as they server your other children.   How is your love shown when they are so afflicted and in such danger?  How is it a sign of your love when we, your children, put additional burdens on them? When we add to their stress?

Allow us to pray O Lord,   from the depths of our hearts, help us to make our own, the words of your prophet David:

 God is our refuge and our strength,

an ever-present help in distress.

   Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken

and mountains quake to the depths of the sea,

    Though its waters rage and foam

and mountains totter at its surging.

   The LORD of hosts is with us;

our stronghold is the God of Jacob.(Psalm 46)

Sustain us O Lord sustain us.  Sustain us O Lord, sustain us.  Amen

by  Father David O. Brown, O.S.M. Profiles n Catholicism

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