O my God, teach me to receive the sick in your Name.
Give to my efforts success for the glory of your holy Name,
- Grant that the sick you have placed in my care
may be abundantly blessed, and not one of them be lost because of any neglect on my part.
- Help me to overcome every temporal weakness,
and strengthen in me whatever may enable meto bring joy to the lives of those I serve.
- Give to my eyes light to see those in need . . .
my heart compassion and understanding,my mind knowledge and wisdom,my hands skill and tenderness,my ears the ability to listen,my lips words of comfort,my spirit the desire to share.
- Give me grace, for the sake of your sick ones
and of those lives that will be influenced by them.
It is your work–
Without You, O Lord, I cannot succeed.