Prayer for nurses and hospital workers

Here are three short prayers to pray for doctors and nurses.

Pray for All Men

We are actually command to pray at all times and for all men and women. Paul writes to Timothy “I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling” (1st Tim 2:8) and “pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1st Thess 5:18) “praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” (Eph 6:18). Jesus taught the disciples “a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1) through the Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8). Taking these verses altogether we can say we are to always pray at all times but in the Spirit; to pray without ceasing or whenever and wherever possible; and to not lose heart, being persistent in prayer. Here are three short prayers that can help you pray for doctors and nurses as well as medical technicians in the hospital, even made more important if you or someone you know and/or love is in the hospital.

The Great Physician

Oh Holy, Mighty, Majesty, my Father, You Who are the Great Physician. If it is Your will, please intervene speedily to help my friend/family member be healed or speed their recovery. The chief goal of my pray is not for my will but to magnify and glorify Your Great Son’s Name, Jesus Christ, because it is through this Great Name that I am praying through. You are sovereign over all sickness, illness, and disease. These are nothing to You and so if it be Your express will Father, please help them supernaturally to the glory of Your Son’s Name. Please guide the doctor’s hands, bless the nurses work, and give them steady and skilled hands to do what needs to be done and for the glory of and in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.

prayer for nurses and hospital workers

The Blessings of Staff

Righteous God in Heaven, thank You for blessing my friend/family member who is in the hospital with such a good staff and even though it seems we often have to wait, at least here we have better facilities and staff than most of the world does. Please forgive me for so often taking these things for granted. I ask you to bless the staff, the work of their hands, the people who do so much for so many. I would ask to have these blessings be especially poured out on the doctors and the nurses so that they can perform to the best of their abilities for the benefit of my friend/family member and for others. So many depend on them and I know I take them for granted so bless them and I thank You for them and in Jesus’ most holy Name, Amen.

The Blessings of the Patient

Great God in heaven, I pray for my friend/family member who is in the hospital with a serious condition. Give them comfort and strength to endure what they are experiencing right now and to help the family deal with the stresses of being removed from home, their insurance paperwork and acceptance, their employers that they’d be understanding of the missing employee, or anything else that I can’t think of that would help them all endure in this time of crisis for their friend/loved one. Please help the doctors and nurses know exactly what to do in each specific area and to find the proper diagnosis so that they can specifically treat the problem. If this means the laboratory staff, the radiologist, or any of the other staff associated with the care of my friend/family member, I ask for that in the Glorious Name of Jesus Christ, amen.


When I pray for someone in the hospital, whether it’s for surgery or to treat an illness or disease, I ask God to bless the patient of course but also the doctors, nurses, medical technicians, administration, insurance processing and acceptance, cafeteria workers, janitors, and about anyone else I can think of that is involved in this hospital but I don’t forget to pray for their family either because what affects one family member, affects them all.

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.

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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

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