Dear Jesus, model and inspiration of the nursing profession.
I know that when you ascended into heaven,
You left the care of the sick to those of us
whom you have blessed with the holy vocation of nursing.
Help me to be faithful to that calling
so that I can do always the things that you want me to do
and in the way you want me to do them.
Grant that my voice may be gentle,
that my hands may have the softness
and the sympathy of your hand;
that my presence may bring something of the hope
and consolation which your presence
brought to the sufferers of your day.
I want to do all these things, dear Lord,
but i know that i am weak and can do little without your aid.
Please give that aid this day and everyday of my life,
that I may be always what I know you want me to be,
an Angel in the Sickroom.