Prayer & Inspiration

I asked for Strength,
And was given Difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for Wisdom,
And was given Problems to solve.

I asked for Prosperity,
And was given a Brain and Brawn to work.

I asked for Courage,
And was given Danger to overcome.

I asked for Love,
And was given Troubled people to help.

I asked for Favors,
And was given Opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted…
I received everything I needed.

A Nurse’s Wish

To be a nurse requires dedication, with years of study and preparation. I pray for guidance and humbly ask that I will do well at this chosen task. When illness strikes or pain demands, and a life is placed within my hands, give me compassion, knowledge and skill to do the things that comfort and heal.

Suffering makes patients’ fears grow worse and they seek reassurance from their nurse. Help me see things from their point of view and always know what is best to do.

May I have a part in some small way, in restoring good health to someone today. Let my work be all that I want it to be; I ask the Great Healer to work through me.

Helen Bush

A Nurse is More ©

A Nurse is more, Why?
Though nobody, can say why, for sure,
Nurse’s desire, for service, is pure.
Not for themselves, it has to be for others.
A life dedicated, to their sisters and their brothers.

A Nurse is more, How?
Through reserves, of strength, care and love,
Nurses take their lead, from the power above.
Above and beyond, their duty comes first.
Their patient’s needs paramount, before even hunger and thirst.

A Nurse is more, When?
When we need them the most, at our times of ill,
Nurses come through, with their care and goodwill.
When we feel we can’t go on, and wish, to give up the ghost.
That’s when our Nurses, give it their most.

A Nurse is more, Where?
In the hospital, the battlefield, the clinic, the home and hospice,
Nurses are there, in the ER, the OR, the workplace, and medical office.
Where we are, to go for our care, thankfully, we find Nurses there.

Aging, sick, fearful, weary, we turn to Nurses, and know they care.

A Nurse is More,
A Nurse is more, much more than all we’ve said, or all we can say,
other than, to acknowledge the Nurses, who so brighten our day.
In gratitude, we thank Nurses, their willingness to serve, we find so appealing,
bringing to us, their comfort, wisdom, compassion and healing.

Copyright © 1999 Richard G. Shuster

A Nurse’s Prayer

May I be a dedicated and caring nurse, Lord.

May my HANDS be competent and soothing.
May my SMILE be sincere and understanding.

May my MANNER be warm and professional.

May my HEART be compassionate and giving,
And may my SPIRIT be hopeful and uplifing.

A Nurse’s Prayer

As I care for my patients today be there with me O Lord I Pray.
Make my words kind it means so much.

And in my hands place your healing touch.
Let your love shine through all that I do.
So those in need may hear and feel you.

A Nurse’s Prayer

Dear Lord, Great Healer,
May Your great strength and power flow through me; lend skill to my hands and vision, judgment to my mind and compassion to my heart. Grant me the strength to minister to my patients in their hour of suffering and travail; and may I faithfully discharge my duties in deep humility, worthy of the trust and faith placed in me.

A Nurse’s Prayer

Oh my God,
Teach me to receive the sick in Your Name. Give to my efforts success for the glory of Your Holy Name. It is Your work, without You I can not succeed. Grant that the sick You have placed in my care may be blessed, and not any one be lost because of neglect on my part. Help me to overcome every temporal weakness, and strengthen in me whatever will enable me to bring joy to the lives of those I serve. Give me grace for the sake of Your sick ones and of those lives that will be influenced by them.

A Nurse’s Prayer

Lord please help me to bring comfort where there is pain, courage where there is fear, hope where there is despair, acceptance when the end is near, and a touch gentle with tenderness, patience, and love.

There are two days

in every week in which we do not have to worry, Two days, which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word said. Yesterday is gone forever.

The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow with its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and its poor performance. Tomorrow is almost beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow’s sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does we have no stake in Tomorrow, for it is yet to be born.

This leaves only one day, Today. Any person can fight the battle of just one day. It is when you add the burdens of those two awful eternities, Yesterday and Tomorrow, that we break down. It is not the experience of Today that drives a person mad. It is the remorse and bitterness of something, which happened yesterday and the dread Tomorrow may bring. Let us, therefore, live one day at a time.
Author Unknown

If I can stop one heart from breaking

I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one life the aching
or cool one pain
or help one fainting robin
onto his nest again
I shall not live in vain
Emily Dickinson

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