Friday, August 16, 2013

Two Prayers For Doctors To Saint Luke, Patron Saint of Physicians

"Saint Luke" -- by James Tissot

Prayer To Saint Luke For The Family Doctor

Good Saint Luke,
we are told that before you met our dear Lord
and became a follower of His
and a writer of His Gospel,
you were a doctor.
We beg you this day
to bless and help and protect our doctor.
Obtain for him the graces he most needs
to do his work well and serve God generously.
Help him to be strong and gentle,
prudent and charitable,
understanding and self-sacrificing.
Give him great skill in the care of our bodies,
so that, blessed with physical strength and health,
we may more faithfully perform our daily tasks.

Help us all, good Saint Luke,
to imitate very closely the life
and virtues of our Blessed Mother Mary,
about whom you wrote so beautifully,
and of Him whom she bore into this world,
Jesus Christ our Lord and our God,
who lives and is King for ever and ever.

Amen.

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Prayer To Saint Luke For All Doctors

Most charming and saintly Physician,
you were animated by the heavenly Spirit of love.
In faithfully detailing the humanity of Jesus,
you also showed his divinity and
his genuine compassion for all human beings.
Inspire our physicians with your professionalism
and with the divine compassion for their patients.
Enable them to cure the ills of both body
and spirit that afflict so many in our day.


Amen.

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