8 Inspiring Prayers for Nurses

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We nurses have our spiritual needs too! What else is a better way to start and end your shift than to be inspired, motivated and directed through praying? In this post, we have collected the best and most beautiful prayers for nurses.

1A nurse’s prayer

Give me strength and wisdom,
When others need my touch;
A soothing word to speak to them,
Their hearts yearn for so much.
Give me joy and laughter,
To lift a weary soul;
Pour in me compassion,
To make the broken whole.
Give me gentle, healing hands,
For those left in my care;
A blessing to those who need me,
This is a Nurse’s prayer.

2Prayer Before the Examination

Dear God,
Today I will take my examination
which is so important to me
Though I am nervous. I’m not afraid
Because I know that as I write my answers
It is your hands that work

And now, as I take this examination
Please enlighten my mind
to able to answer correctly
and to recall everything that I have studied.
I will do my best in this exam and to you God
I will entrust my fate
I know that whatever will be the result,
it is according to your will.

You have watched me
As I worked hard to study for this exam
Although I dont feel very confident
And that I dont know if I am prepared
I truly believe that you would give me what I deserve
I deserve to pass this exam,God.

I am happy that today you are with me
For with you I will win this battle
And as I close my eyes and feel your presence
In this examination room
You put confidence to my heart
Amen.

3Nurses’ Prayer

Dear Lord, please give me strength,
To face the day ahead.
Dear Lord, please give me courage,
As I approach each hurting bed.
Dear Lord, please give me wisdom
With every word I speak.
Dear Lord, please give me patience,
As I comfort the sick and weak.
Dear Lord, Please give me assurance,
As the day slips into night.
That I have done the best I can,
That I have done what’s right.

4Prayer for Nurses

As I care for my patients today
Be there with me, Oh 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.

5Dedicated Nurse’s Prayer

I pray I do my part
to lift each downcast spirit
and to soothe each heavy heart.
May my touch being reassurance.
May my voice be soothing too,
May my gentle care remind them
Of the love they have in You.

6A Nurse’s Prayer

Long before you entered nursing
The Lord had played His part,
Planting seeds of love and kindness
In the portals of your heart.
For it’s clear that you’ve been gifted
With a sympathetic ear,
And blessed from the beginning
With a willingness to cheer.
And the people who you care for
Are better off by far,
When they’re touched by your compassion,
By the person that you are.
For in times of woe and worry
When they’re frightened or they’re blue,
No one could be more consoling than the friend they’ll find in you

7Nursing: Gentle Art

Let me dedicate my life today,
in the care of those who come my way.
Let me touch each one with healing hand,
and the gentle art for which I stand.
And then tonight when day is done,
Let me rest in peace,
If I’ve helped just one.

8God’s Angels

Dear Lord, thou Great Healer.
May they great strength and power flow through me,
and 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.
Make me worthy, Oh Lord, of this saintly task.
And may I faithfully discharge my duties in Deep humility,
worthy of the trust and faith placed in me. Amen

9Being a Nurse

Being a NURSE means……
You will never be bored.
You will always be frustrated.
You will be surrounded by challenges.
So much to do and so little time.
You will carry immense responsibility and very little authority.
You will step into people’s lives and you will make a difference.
Some will bless you. Some will curse you.
You will see people at their worst-and at their best
You will never cease to be amazed at people’s capacity for love, courage, and endurance.
You will see life begin-and end.
You will experience resounding triumphs and devastating failures.
You will cry a lot. You will laugh a lot.
You will laugh a lot.
You will know what it is to be human and to be humane.

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Matt Vera is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing since 2009 and is currently working as a full-time writer and editor for Nurseslabs. During his time as a student, he knows how frustrating it is to cram on difficult nursing topics and finding help online is near to impossible. His situation drove his passion for helping student nurses through the creation of content and lectures that is easy to digest. Knowing how valuable nurses are in delivering quality healthcare but limited in number, he wants to educate and inspire students in nursing. As a nurse educator since 2010, his goal in Nurseslabs is to simplify the learning process, breakdown complicated topics, help motivate learners, and look for unique ways of assisting students in mastering core nursing concepts effectively.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Yes Sir I A/m Your Nurse
    By Tina J Palone RN

    Yes sir I am your nurse,

    While you are upset about me not
    Getting you a snack;
    Your neighbor just died of a heart attack.

    While you are upset there is no sandwiches to be had;
    I was busy with a family who had to say bye to dad.

    I know I know you want a warm blanket;
    I had to hug a wife whose husband didn’t make it.

    Next time I will be quicker with care;
    This time I will leave you with prayer.

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