A Physician’s Prayer

A Physician’s Prayer


Lord of Life,

I pray YOU light my mind

To know the remedies for my patient’s illness,

And touch my heart

To feel compassion for their sufferings.


When I stretch out my hand

To treat the sick,

Let me heal them

With a portion of Your wisdom

And Your Power.


And when I cannot heal them,

Let me help them on

At least to deeper faith

And resignation in Your love.




(from my Travel Companion, 5th revised ed. By Rev. Juan M. H. Ledesma, S.J., 1973)

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