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Let's pray for our health care workers

Dr. Marvin Cameron • Apr 5, 2020 at 8:15 AM

Editor’s Note: With so many churches in our area having to suspend worship services during the coronavirus pandemic, we are asking local pastors to partner with us in bringing a daily message of hope and comfort to readers during this difficult time.

Every member of our community is affected by the virus crisis. But there are some on the “front lines” who are at greater risk than many of us. My mind runs to those in the health care profession who are seeking adequate testing, the right medicines to bring healing and the vaccine that may someday bring a cure to COVID-19.

Some people have given Jesus the title “The great physician.” He had a God-given ability to change blindness to sight, to give mobility to the lame, and even life to the deceased. Our health care workers are going the extra mile during these days trying to give life in a dangerous moment. I found this prayer on the website of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. It seems appropriate for us today.

Yours are the hands full of experience and skill.
Yours are the hands reaching out with compassion,
Taking time to show care, swiftly taking action.
Yours are the hands gently touching your patients.|
You touch families, too.
Yours are the hands that show you care.
You lift the hearts of those who suffer.
Your hands celebrate the joy of healing.
Your hands bless all they touch with the spirit of compassion,
Thank you for sharing your abundance and gifts,
For touching lives and lifting spirits.
Blessing and thanks for the many works of your hands.
May your hands bring healing to all you touch.

May that be our prayer today!

Dr. Marvin Cameron is pastor at First Baptist Church in Kingsport.

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