A prayer for nurses

a prayer for nurses

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

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.


With all the things nurses have to do, it’s easy to feel exhausted, stressed out, and frustrated. While taking a break and starting a new hobby can help you recharge and regain focus, it isn’t always possible for us to be given a few days off. This is where prayers can help you.

If you are looking for nurse’s prayers, here are 35 that will definitely inspire your soul:

a prayer for nurses

1A Nurse’s Prayer

a prayer for nurses

As I care

for my patients todaybe there with me O’LordI prayMake my words kindit means so muchAnd in my handsplace your healing touchLet your loveshine through all I doso those in needmay hear and feel you

2A Prayer for Compassion

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Spirit of Wisdom, 

may we bear your love for humanity  by bringing good news to the poor. 

Acting according to your will, 

we will come to know your reign,  where all will be seated at your heavenly banquet. 

Let us bring food to the hungry, 

healing to the violated,  and presence to the lonely.

Teach us to shines like the stars 

in our relationship with God,  with our neighbor,  and with all of creation. 

Lead us in promoting peace and integrity 

through our everyday challenges. May your comforting embrace bring us compassion for others.

3The  Student Nurse’s Prayer

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Lord, I know we go through this everyday but please give the knowledgeas to why I actually wanted to go to nursing school.

Give me the strength to make it through those boring lectures without falling asleep.

Please give me the patience to make it through the clinical duties with instructors that can’t just give you the right answer and on the same note, give the nurses the ability to remember what it was like to be a student and give us just a little more respect.

Give me the endurance to read all the assigned readings and be able to remember it when I am taking a test with the right answers.

Give my family and friends the ability to realize I really am on the edge of insanity.

Finally, Lord, give me the vision to see that one day I will be a real nurse and I will never have to wear this ugly uniform again.

4Nurses Prayer

a prayer for nurses

Almight God,

Divine Healer of all, grant me, Your handmaiden, strength and courage in my calling.Give to my heart compassion and understanding.Give to my hands skill and tenderness.Give to my mind knowledge and wisdom.Especially, Dear Lord,help me always to remember the true purpose of my vocation,that of selfless service and dedication to the weak and despairing in body and spirit.

5A Nurse’s Prayer

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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 the day is done,Let me rest in peace,If I’ve helped just one.

6A Nurse’s Prayer by Anonymous Nurse

a prayer for nurses

Lord, guide my heart, hands and words each day as I care for your children on earth. Help me to provide comfort and compassion at just the right times. When my day is over Lord, allow me sufficient rest to keep me strong. Thank you Lord, for all your blessings.

7The Nurse Prayer

a prayer for nurses

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 wisdomwith 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 is right.

8Nurse’s Prayer

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May I be a Nurse, Lord,

With gentle, healing hands.Who always speaks with kindness,Who cares and understands.And while I’m serving othersAs you would have me do,Please help me to rememberThat I’m truly serving You.

9Nurse’s Prayer

Dear Lord, let me receive the sick and traumatized with an open and giving heart. Give to my efforts success so that life may continue, if it be your will. Without you I can not succeed. Let me have no purpose except the glorification of life. Grant that the sick that you have placed in my care be abundantly blessed, and not one of them be lost because of any neglect on my part. Help me to overcome every temporal wekaness so that I may serve to my fullest capacity. Let me always reach out in joy, compassion and with a loving heart for all. Amen.

10Nurse’s Daily Prayer

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Lord, guide my hands and my heart… as I care for my patients today.

11Inspirational Nursing Prayer

a prayer for nurses

Give to my heart, Oh Lord…

Compassion and understanding.Give to my hands skill and tenderness.Give to my ears the ability to listen.Give to my lips words of comfort.

Give to me, Lord…

Strength for this selfless service.And enable me to give hopeTo those I am called to serve.


12Nursing Prayer

a prayer for nurses

Dear God, we pray to you today

To heal our patients come what mayBless my work and all that I doThat in my heart your love will be true.

13A 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.

14A Nursing Student’s Prayer

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God grant me the strength

To get my careplans done,To make it through clinicalsAnd to keep from cryingUntil I graduate.

15Nurse’s Prayer Scroll

a prayer for nurses

Dear LORD,

As I comfort and carefor my patients each day,be there with me, I do pray.Make my words kindfor it means so much,and place in my hands,the healing touch.In each choice I makegive me wisdom anew,and let your love shinein all that I do.

16A Nurse’s Prayer by Rebecca Elizabeth Blue

a prayer for nurses

LORD, please help me bring comfort where there is pain… courage where there is despair… acceptance when the end is near, and a gentle touch, with tenderness, patience and love. In your name, I pray. Amen.

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17Prayer for Nurses

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Lord, may I share the gift of hope

with those I meet today;when someone needs your comfortgive me your words to sayLet me whisper peace to thosewho need your healing touchso they may know you care, Lord,and love them very much.

18Prayer for Nurses by PrayerNotes

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Be me in the world.

Be my voice to the deaf.Be my faith where there is doubt.Be my hope where there is darkness.Be my joy where there is sadness.Be me in the world.Be my eyes to the blind.Be my consolation to those who need to be consoled.Be my understanding to those who need to be understood.Be my healing to those who need to be healed.Be my love to those who need love.Be my forgiveness to those who need to be forgiven.Be my death to those who need me.Be me in the world.

19Prayer Throw for Nurses

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Lord, please give me your strength & healing touch this day… That I might make a difference in every life you send my way.

20Personalized Poem for Nurses

a prayer for nurses

Let me dedicate my life today

to the care of those who come my way

Let me touch each one

with healing handand the gentle artfor which I stand

And then tonight

when day is doneO let me rest in peaceIf I helped put one

21Prayer to Be a Nurse

a prayer for nurses

To be a nurse is to walk with God, Along the path that our Master trod; To soothe the achings of human pain, To faithfully serve for little gain, To lovingly do the kindly deed, A cup of water to one in need, A tender hand on a fevered brow, A word of cheer to those living now; To reach the souls through its body’s woe Oh, this is the way that Jesus would go. Oh, white-capped nurses with hearts so true, Our Great Physician is working through you.

22My Nurse’s Prayer

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When I falter, give me courage. When I tire, renew my strength. When I weaken because I’m human, Inspire me on to greater length. If doctors and patients become demanding, And days are too short for all my duty, Help me remember I chose to serve, To do so with grace, and spiritual beauty. In humility, Lord, I labour long hours, and though I sometimes may fret; My mission is mercy. Abide with me, that I may never forget.

23A Nurse’s Prayer

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My God, teach me to receive the sick in Thy Name. Give to my efforts success for the glory of Thy Holy Name. It is Thy work; without Thee, I cannot succeed. Grant that the sick Thou hast placed in my care may be abundantly blessed, and not one of them be lost because of any neglect on my part. Help me to overcome every temporal weakness, and strengthen in me whatever may enable me to bring joy to the lives of those I serve. Give me grace, for the sake of Thy sick ones and of those lives that will be influenced by them.

24Nursing Prayer (When You Lose A Patient)

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Most precious and loving God.

I pause in this moment, expressing my sadness and disbelief.You O Lord gave me the gift of compassion, the skill and talent to minister, yet in this moment I feel the sadness and loss for the patient you allowed me to serve.I pause in this moment and remember the subtle smile, the cheerful Hello and the whispers to thank you.Be gracious O Lord.Allow the loving moments to linger, the pain to flee and the blessed assurance that your cofort is more than enough for me and the family member who have walked this road.I have given it my all and have shared in the healing process.Strengthen as only you can for I need your guidance. Lead me o a brighter day.For I have touched your love, shared your creation and I am grateful for the tears in my eyes that allowed me to see the rainbow of a life you have given.Bless, I pray, this day. Amen.

25Nurse’s Prayer for Patience

a prayer for nurses

Let me be patient,

let me be kind,make me unselfishwithout being blind.

I may have faith,

to make mountains fall,but if I lack LOVEthen I am nothing at all.

26Nurse’s Prayer for Strength

a prayer for nurses

Precious Lord, I’m weary after a long day. Fill me up afresh and restore my soul. Help me to release my cars into Your hands and wrap myself up in Your promises. Surround me with Your tender mercies ’till I know in my soul that more rests on Your shoulders than on mine. I can rest in Your grace and trust in Your love. Help me to sleep deeply and sweetly tonight and wake up full of expectancy, ready to face the day tomorrow. Amen.

27Daily Nursing Prayer

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Father, open my heart and help me be a more generous person. I want to use the many blessings and resources, which you have entrusted to me, to bless others and bring you glory. Please give me courage to not be afraid to use what you have given me in ways that are bold and extravagant in your service. I know that when my heart is pure and I share your grace, I will never be able to out give you! In Jesus’ name I thank you.Amen.

28A Prayer for Overwhelmed Nurses

a prayer for nurses

Dear Father,

I’m coming to You today as a tiny child.One who too often triesto hold all of her belongings alone.The burden is too large to bear…My frail shoulders weaken with the weightAnd my heart grows anxious.You said we would have trouble in this world.But You also said: Take heart;I have overcome the world.Would you help me rememberthat You are the Overcomerwhile I am the overwhelmed?Would you give me the graceto accept my own limitationsAnd the faith to accept your unlimited power?Would you reveal your incredible love once againthat I might soak up its glory?For it is when your love and power and glorysaturate my spiritthat I am revolutionizedfrom overwhelmed to overjoyed.In the name of Jesus, Amen.

29Nurse’s Prayer for Anxiety

a prayer for nurses

Lord, please calm my heart and take away my anxiety.

30Healing Prayer for Nurses

a prayer for nurses

Lord Jesus, heal me. Heal in me whatever You see needs healing. Heal me of whatever might separate me from You. Heal my memory, heal my heart, heal my emotions, heal my spirit, heal my body, heal my souls. Lay Your hands gently upon me and Heal me through Your love for me. Amen.

31Nursing Prayer for Guidance

a prayer for nurses

Dear LORD,

Thank You for fresh grace and a week full of promise. Lead me in Your ways and fill my heart with Your love and joy. Help me see others as You see them. Guide every decision, response, effort and conversation I have for Your glory. Amen

32Thank You Prayer for Nurses

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Dear LORD,
Thank you for my job. Not just the work I do in my job, but at home as well. The days have been so busy and I am trying not to feel overwhelmed. Please help me to stay focused and especially prioritize so my family does not suffer in Jesus name. Amen!

33A Prayer for Strength for Nurses

a prayer for nurses

Our Father,

Sometimes the cares of the dayseem to multiply, while theblessings fade so quickly.Our bodies grow tiredand our minds even more tired.Jesus, help us.Give us the strength You’ve promisedin Your Word.Give us the powerto take the next step.Give us your grace…for we know that in our weaknessesYour strength is revealed,May we receive it today.Amen.

34Team Prayer for Nurses

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When I feel out of control

I stopLift up my hands to heavenI stopBreatheAnd believeIn this moment I remember to the whole.It is not about me,it is about WEOnenessI remember and I can breathe againand find my inner Powerto grow through whateverNo matter what!

35The Prayer of An Army Nurse

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Hear my prayer in silence before thee
As I ask for courage each day.

Grant that I be worthy of the sacred pledge of my profession
And the lives of those entrusted in my care.

Help me offer hope and cheer in the hearts of men and my country –
For their faith inspires me to give the world and nursing my best.

Instill in me the understanding and compassion of those who led the way –
For I am thankful to you for giving me this life to live.

Start your day right by saying and sharing these nurse’s prayers.

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We pulled from many traditions to give you prayers that we hope will work for any nurse of faith.

Find a prayer that’s helpful to you today from the list below.

And please, share a prayer from your own life in the comments.

First, a beginning of the day prayer:

Holy one, as we begin this day, I ask for your guidance.
With your divine hand, Inspire, lead and give thy wisdom.
Throughout this day, may your grace be ever present in this healing place.
Bless our team, our hospital, our unit, as we gather to help those in need,
Let not your help be far away.
We seek your strength and ask that you give spirit as we make decisions for the good.
God of love, teach us to give our best, to speak with love and act with courage.
May we be good stewards of all the gifts you have given. Amen.

Submitted by Rev. Larry L. Jackson

10 Patient Care Prayers

A prayer to help me care for my patientsA prayer for a tearful momentA letting go prayerA team prayerTo be a nurse prayerA night nurse’s prayerA prayer for when you lose a patientAnother prayer for when a patient diesA dedication to care prayerA prayer for the student nurse8 Inner Strength PrayersA prayer for guidanceA prayer for patienceA prayer for strengthA prayer for encouragementA calming prayerA healing prayerA prayer to help you gain composureA prayer for dealing with difficult coworkers6 more prayers for throughout your dayA prayer to say in the showerA prayer for your commuteA prayer for your coffee breakA prayer for your break timeA hand washing prayerA sleep time prayer

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