A Prayer for International Nurses Day

On this International Nurses Day, we give thanks for the service of nurses and all healthcare workers, and honor their compassion, bravery, and dedication. We also remember Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, on the bicentennial of her birth.

Life-giving God, you alone have power over life and death, over health and sickness:
Give power, wisdom, and gentleness to those who follow the lead of Florence Nightingale, that they, bearing with them your presence, may not only heal but bless, and shine as lanterns of hope in the darkest hours of pain and fear;
through Jesus Christ, the healer of body and soul, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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