Doctors have a very responsible task – our health and lives depend on them. Therefore, it is worth it for a doctor to entrust their service to God daily. This Doctor’s prayer points can help.
The Doctor’s Prayer
Heavenly Father, I am beginning another day of work. First, I give myself and those to whom you send me to you. You are the first doctor. Lord, help me carry out the doctoral mission you have entrusted to me.
Grant me humility towards the sick and their ailments so I may not offend their feelings with pride and overconfidence. Protect me from wrong and harmful decisions. Teach me to listen to what the patient has to say. Free me from haste. Teach me to remember that I am there for the patient.
Do not let my actions be motivated by the desire for profit, fame, honor, or any other benefit. Let the welfare of the patient be the most important. You, Lord, walked the earth doing good to all and healing the sick. I want to imitate you. Therefore, grant me tenderness, patience, and kindness towards the ill and my co-workers.
You said, “What you did to one of the least of my brothers, you did to me.” Thank you for trusting me so much. I will do my best not to let you down, Lord. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Realize the Faith
To work in the medical field is to have a unique opportunity to serve the love of neighbor directly. Doctors are most often approached by people who are in distress and vulnerable. And those who have chosen the medical profession as their vocation can put their faith into practice efficiently.
Remember what Jesus said to his disciples “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (Jn 13:34-35).
The reality that medical professionals face daily can often plunge them into spiritual and psychological darkness. The real challenge is to face the reality of suffering daily. Unfortunately, for the believing physician, it can cause them to doubt the goodness of God.
Unfortunately, in these workplaces, the meaning of life and faith are rarely discussed. Instead, the focus is usually on the physical body, neglecting the soul’s affairs.
Fatigue, psychological tension, patient despair, and not having time to care for one’s spiritual well-being are the reality in which many doctors live every day. As a result, doctors often find themselves in a spiritual drought. Statistics, therefore, show that the risk of suicide among doctors is very high.
Prayer for Doctors
You may have noticed that in the case of illness, prayers are usually offered for the sick, their healing, and their spiritual strength. In a rather abstract way, prayer refers to the healing hands of the Doctor. However, prayer is rarely given for the spiritual condition of the doctors and medical staff, their strength, and their faith.
- Prayer of Encouragement
- Prayers for Strength
- Prayer for Hope
- Short Thanksgiving Prayer
- Prayers for Guidance
Doctors often have to endure harsh working conditions, being present for long hours to operate on a patient, staying at the bedside all night in an emergency, getting up in the middle of the night to go to an emergency call, etc.
It is, therefore, essential for the brothers of the faith to feel responsible for the doctors in their prayers, as the Apostle Paul says, “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” (1 Cor 12:26).
The members of the Church must always pray for those who work in the medical field, strengthening their hope and reminding them that, with the Lord’s help, they will be able to overcome all the storms of life (Mt 8:24-27).
Doctor’s Prayer Points
Like every Christian, the doctor must first take care of his own spiritual condition. Therefore, everyone who works in the medical field should pay special attention to personal prayer.
The following are five doctor’s prayer points they should use in their daily personal prayer.
- Pray that you maintain Christian values in all circumstances.
- Pray for your perseverance.
- Pray that you will remember God’s goodness in the face of suffering.
- Pray that you will remember Jesus in challenging moments.
- Pray that God will forgive you.
A Word of comfort to the Doctor
Dear Doctor, when you are overwhelmed by grief, remember Jesus Christ. Suffering and death are part of human life. But remember that Jesus conquered death. May it be a comfort to you to know that, thanks to Jesus, the gates of the Kingdom of Heaven will be opened to your dying patient.
Especially in the most challenging hours, remember that you serve a God who loves everyone and who “so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Always know that nothing, neither suffering nor death, can separate us from God.
May God bless you all!