Holy, loving, and life-giving God,
It is always a privilege to come before you in prayer.
We come with hearts filled with gratitude.
We thank you for the gift of “most this amazing day”; we pray that through our knowledge, skills, and experience we may alleviate the suffering of our patients, especially those who have no respite from the unrelenting heat and humidity of this summer day.
We thank you for the gift of work and the meaning and purpose and dignity it gives our lives, especially the privilege of doing this work we call Hospice; we ask you to fill us with hope, strength, and courage that we might bring these gifts to our patients and their families and caretakers, as well as our team members.
We thank you, too, for the gifts of joy and laughter that lighten the burdens of our hearts and ease the heaviness of our souls; may the soft, beautiful sounds of joy and the gentle, sweet music of laughter carry the message of the miracle and wonderment of your unconditional love and the never-failing grace that is always available to us all.