St. Philomena Prayer
example of strength and perseverance,
patron saint of our local CMA guild,
intercede for us.
May we be strengthened and protected in our healthcare ministry so that we may do the Lord’s work in caring for patients.
God our Father,
I ask You in the name of Jesus, Your Son,
the gentle healer;
to be with me as I minister to Your people.
Of old they cried to You for help
and You healed them.
Give my hands a healing touch.
Teach me to speak words of comfort and hope,
Let me reverence Christ
in the presence of each patient that You send me.
In difficult cases, let me turn to You
and pray in the words of the Psalmist:
‘ The Lord is my light and my salvation
– wait for the Lord’
Let Your Holy Spirit accompany me
as I prescribe medicines
or engage in medical procedures.
I make this prayer in the name of Your Son,
our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Source: Icon of Christ was written by Dr. Lynne Bissonnette-Pitre.
Prayer: from national CMA literature.