Monday, April 6, 2020
Prayers for health care workers
As the impact of COVID-19 spreads, it is hitting close to home as the list of health care professionals that have died in service to others grows. Medscape keeps an updated list of health care workers who have died from COVID-19. I posted the link of Facebook previously, but it is worth sharing again. Unfortunately and sadly, it was updated again this morning as more names had to be added. For the most up to date list click here.
Right now I feel the force of my two vocations, medicine and ministry, colliding. It is only through prayer and faith in God's sustaining strength that I can put my fears aside to serve those hospitalized with psych issues on my weekends on call. And it is through prayer that I respond to the growing list of those who have already died while serving others. Below are three prayers from Grace Cathedral that I find beautiful.
Please, think about your physician or a health care worker that you know and offer one of the prayers below. We will all appreciate it more than you will ever know...
For Those Who Are Sick and Those Who Minister to Them