A night nurse’s prayer
Walk with me Father throughout the long night.
Help me to perform each and every duty
to the best of my ability and for the
betterment of those for whom I care.
Let me not shy from any duty, nor perform it
any less thoroughly for want of supervision.
Grant me confidence in all my tasks
and wisdom with which to fulfill them.
Keep me alert and loyal to the cause to which
I am dedicated this night and in those to follow.
And above all, help me to remain faithful
not only to those dependent upon my
ministering, but to those who place in me their trust,
so that, at dawn, I may relinquish my post with
the glad thought that I have not only served
well in my appointment, but that I have
repaid in part the guidance and strength which
Thou provided throughout the night.
Copyright Â© Margaret C. Nelson, RN
From Praying Hands