A simple prayer for the healers of this day.
O merciful Father, who have wonderfully fashioned man in your own image, and have made his body to be a temple of the Holy Spirit, sanctify, we pray you, our doctors and nurses and all those whom you have called to study and practice the arts of healing the sick and the prevention of disease and pain. Strengthen them in body and soul, and bless their work, that they may give comfort to those for whose salvation your Son became Man, lived on this earth, healed the sick, and suffered and died on the Cross. Amen.
The symbol of Doctor’s Day is the red carnation which symbolizes love, charity, sacrifice, bravery and courage.
Do the doctors have those qualities these days, a time for introspection too.