‘A Prayer for Healers’
By Rabbi Ayelet Cohen
May the One Who Blessed Our Ancestors
Bless all those who put themselves at risk to care for the sick
Physicians and nurses and orderlies
Technicians and home health aides
First responders and pharmacists
Hospital social workers and respiratory therapists and other frontline healthcare workers.
And bless especially (insert the names of colleagues and co-workers here,)
Who navigate the unfolding dangers of the world each day,
To tend to those they have sworn to help.
Bless them and their loved ones when they come home and bless them when they go out again.
Ease their fears. Sustain them.
Source of All Breath, Healer of All Beings,
Protect them and restore their hope.
Strengthen them, that they may bring strength;
Keep them in good health, that they may bring healing to others.
Help them know again a time when they can breathe without fear.
Bless the sacred work of their hands.
May this plague pass from among us, “speedily and in our day.”