Here are five prayers that you can pray for nurses.
Prayer for Endurance
Father God, only You and the nurses know how tiring and fatiguing the work of a nurse can be and so grant them the strength to endure during their long shifts. Nurses are so overworked and underpaid and even under-appreciate so I acknowledge now the very important job they have in the place in which they serve. Help them to endure the long hours and thankless duties that they perform, much of which is unseen by human eyes but You know God how much nurses sacrifice of themselves and so please, I pray, bless them and give them the strength to carry on when it’s the most difficult time to do so and in the strong name of Jesus Christ, the Great Physician I pray, amen.
Prayer for Patience
Righteous, Heavenly Father, the job that a nurse has is so very demanding and not just physically. They must feel like they’re being pulled in so many different directions and often at the same time, so help them to have the patience that they will need to be able to stay focused on their job. They are under such stress and strain and they never really have enough time to do everything that’s ask of them in their job but they still usually go above and beyond of what’s expected of them. Please Father, grant them patience to endure today while everything around them seems chaotic (at times) and I thank You God for what these women and men do in their nursing profession. They are so valuable to us and save countless lives and yet receive little recognition for that, so thank You for them and for Your blessing them with patience and in Jesus Great name I pray, amen.
Prayer for Support
Great Righteous God, today there are nurses who need the support that they are not getting. Sometimes their families are under stress due to their working schedule. Not only that, they must sometimes continue in the field of medical training and education and balancing that with work and family is exceedingly difficult. Please help them receive the support that they not only need but deserve for the critical profession in which they serve. They have long days and nights and the support of family and friends can make all the difference for them. Help them to be supported Lord by whatever means possible; whether through family, friends, co-workers, or even a stranger’s word of encouragement. I pray for this in the precious name of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, amen.
Prayer for their Families
Oh Supreme Father God of all the universe, please hear my prayer for the families of those who are nurses. These women and men are often separated from their families for longer shifts than most of us are. Many of us can come home after work and enjoy the evening and we can take weekends off too but not so with many nurses. I know of some who work swing shifts, fill in for sick staff, and some have to work weekends, and so dearest Father, help them to deal with the times of separation from their family and also I pray for the families who are often left with one parent at home to deal with everything and sometimes for long periods of time. God, how stressful for some nurses to have to leave for work at a moment’s notice, so I pray you will help these nurse’s families endure the hectic weeks and wild work schedules of these women and men who are helping those who are in need go through and in Jesus precious name I pray, amen.
Prayer for their Health
Father God, sometimes those who care for us sometimes do so to the neglect of their own health. They have to stand for long hours, work unpredictable hours, and take upon themselves a lot of the weight of caring for their patients. They sometimes feel worn and weary while caring for the same. God, I pray that You would sustain their health, give them times to refresh themselves, and to rest in You. Have them learn the wisdom of coming to You and unloading every burden and every weight so that they might take Your yoke upon them as Your yoke is easy and light (Matt 11:30). Thank You for blessing them and please help them to have good health as they care so much for the health of others and in the glorious name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.
If you know a nurse, please remember to thank them for all that they do. We only see the tip of the iceberg in all that they do. We have no real idea how much they go through, how tired they get, and how little acknowledgement they receive so encourage a nurse you know today. I am sure they’ll at least receive some satisfaction from it; if not from you, then who?
Article by Jack Wellman
Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.