A Prayer for the Caregiver
- Becky Evans, National Association of Catholic Chaplains
Giver of life, and light,
Healer of all souls,
Let my cup overflow
with your grace, so that I
may bring solace to each
soul entrusted to my care.
Let my eyes see your face
in each person I meet. Let
my ears listen with attention
to the stories of anguish, joy,
loneliness, fear, or pain. Let
your empathy overcome me.
Let my hands be your hands,
your consoling hands of peace.
Let my feet be anointed to walk
with integrity and authenticity.
Divine, healing Caregiver,
let gratitude dance in me
as I carry your Word
of love and hope to each
sick or troubled person
in this broken, beautiful world.
Prayer for the Caregiver
by Bruce McIntyre
Unknown and often unnoticed, you are a hero nonetheless.
or your love, sacrificial, is God at his best.
You walk by faith in the darkness of the great unknown,
And your courage, even in weakness, gives life to your beloved.
You hold shaking hands and provide the ultimate care:
Your presence, the knowing, that you are simply there.
You rise to face the giant of disease and despair,
It is your finest hour, though you may be unaware.
You are resilient, amazing, and beauty unexcelled,
You are the caregiver and you have done well!