Daily Lectionary Readings for Year A
Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD.
Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning,
more than those who watch for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love,
and with him is great power to redeem.
It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
I wonder, was Psalm 130 written 2,500 years ago? Or, might it have been this week? As we watch the ICU's fill up to overflowing and the nurses, doctors, physician assistants, and staff work through the night with makeshift gear, and hourly reports of new people with the virus, doesn't Psalm 130 feel current? Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Today, let us cry out to the Lord from the depths of our hearts. Let us pray for those who are suffering and for those called to care for them.
A Nurse's Prayer
Help me to be the best nurse that I can be.
Bless me with the words to impart knowledge with gentility, patience, and a kind bedside manner.
Give me the vision to see those who are struggling with their illness and the ability to help them understand it.
Show me how to provide expert care while making my patients comfortable.
Let me be a source of strength for my patients and their families.
Let me be a constant help to the providers and the others with whom I work.
Lord, fill me with the energy to open each day with a smile regardless of how tired I am.
May I be a true sign of Your love for every person under my care.
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