Prayer for Health Care Workers

By Lisa L. Vendeland
black male doctor wearing mask in a hospital

Bless me today,

Oh Holy One of blessings,

As I take my heart, my hands and my soul

To do your work,

As I take upon myself the mitzvah of

Love my fellow person as myself.

Guide my heart in kindness, compassion and hope

As I do your work.

Let me not be afraid.

Do not let me become so terrified for my own wellness

That I do not take actions to protect life

And to heal others.

Guide my hands gently and courageously,

As I use them to do what needs to be done.

Help me use my knowledge, skill and education

to help find new answers to unfathomable questions and problems

during this crisis.

Guide my soul to stay connected and grounded

With the flow of life.

Provide me energy and endurance.

May the wings of the Shekhinah uplift and support us all,

And may we rise to this challenge and remember

To serve you and others with joy.

Allow me the grace to return home to my family well,

To spare myself and them this illness.

Help me choose life so that those within my reach

Will be blessed.

Prayer