Supporting Health Care Workers With Prayer

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by: Mt. Calvary Admin

10/03/2021

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Parish Nurse/ Health Ministry  

“…let us not [only] love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:18                    

Over the centuries, the Christian Church has set aside specific days to remember persons and events that were significant in the proclamation of the Gospel.  The Lutheran Service Book lists over 30 feasts, festivals, and commemorations on the church calendar.  We are familiar with many of these celebrations but rarely do we recognize the minor ones.  In October the LCMS identifies the 18th as the Feast of St. Luke.  

Luke the Evangelist is believed to have authored the Gospel that bears his name as well as the book of Acts.   Paul mentions a companion named Luke (Phil 24, 2 Tim 4:11) and in Col 4:14, refers to him as Luke, the beloved physician.   St. Luke is also known as the patron saint of butchers, artists, and physicians or the healing professions.  I think it is fitting that we recognize St. Luke and the healing professions this month.  

Many health care workers have had an especially difficult and trying last 18 months with the pandemic.   Many are burned out and leaving their professions.  Hospitals are overwhelmed with many ill and dying patients.  As a health care professional, I have deep concerns for my fellow health care workers.  I ask you to join me in praying for and with these individuals on a regular basis. 

Please join me:

In times of anxiety and stress we ask for the Lord’s presence to be among us.  Be with our health care workers as they confront illnesses which leave them in a state of worry for families, friends, colleagues, communities, our nation and our world.  As health care workers continue Your healing ministry; may they have the fortitude for the road ahead, knowing You are walking this journey with them.  Remind them of both their strength and Your strength.   Give comfort to those who are physically or spiritually suffering.  May this time of uncertainty let us be guided by Your enduring and powerful Spirit.  Amidst the darkness, confusion, and storm of worry may Your presence be made abundantly revealed so that Your light, Your hand, and Your strength give them steadiness, refuge, clarity of purpose, and hope.  In Your Name we pray,  Amen

Parish Nurse,

Carolyn D. Pauling PhD RN

Parish Nurse/ Health Ministry  

“…let us not [only] love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:18                    

Over the centuries, the Christian Church has set aside specific days to remember persons and events that were significant in the proclamation of the Gospel.  The Lutheran Service Book lists over 30 feasts, festivals, and commemorations on the church calendar.  We are familiar with many of these celebrations but rarely do we recognize the minor ones.  In October the LCMS identifies the 18th as the Feast of St. Luke.  

Luke the Evangelist is believed to have authored the Gospel that bears his name as well as the book of Acts.   Paul mentions a companion named Luke (Phil 24, 2 Tim 4:11) and in Col 4:14, refers to him as Luke, the beloved physician.   St. Luke is also known as the patron saint of butchers, artists, and physicians or the healing professions.  I think it is fitting that we recognize St. Luke and the healing professions this month.  

Many health care workers have had an especially difficult and trying last 18 months with the pandemic.   Many are burned out and leaving their professions.  Hospitals are overwhelmed with many ill and dying patients.  As a health care professional, I have deep concerns for my fellow health care workers.  I ask you to join me in praying for and with these individuals on a regular basis. 

Please join me:

In times of anxiety and stress we ask for the Lord’s presence to be among us.  Be with our health care workers as they confront illnesses which leave them in a state of worry for families, friends, colleagues, communities, our nation and our world.  As health care workers continue Your healing ministry; may they have the fortitude for the road ahead, knowing You are walking this journey with them.  Remind them of both their strength and Your strength.   Give comfort to those who are physically or spiritually suffering.  May this time of uncertainty let us be guided by Your enduring and powerful Spirit.  Amidst the darkness, confusion, and storm of worry may Your presence be made abundantly revealed so that Your light, Your hand, and Your strength give them steadiness, refuge, clarity of purpose, and hope.  In Your Name we pray,  Amen

Parish Nurse,

Carolyn D. Pauling PhD RN

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