Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Invocation at a Nursing Pinning

Holy God, we are gathered here to honor You through honoring these nursing graduates.

We all know how hard they’ve worked to get here, but no one knows it better than You.

And so, we ask for Your blessing—both on our celebration here today, and on the graduates themselves as they go forth to serve You as nurses.

Father God, Creator of all, You are the Author of Life.

Give these nurses courage to be defenders of life in a culture—and an industry—that too often sees death as a solution to difficult problems.

Make them warriors on behalf of the vulnerable, the weak, the defenseless, particularly the unborn and the elderly.

Lord Jesus, You are the Savior of the world.

Give these nurses a passion for the Gospel—for witnessing to their faith in both word and deed.

Make them bridges in their encounters with patients, families of patients, and co-workers—bridges to You and the salvation You offer the whole world.

Holy Spirit, You animate the church with love.

Give these nurses a capacity to love those whom the world despises—the diseased, the dying, the poor, the enemy.

Make them vehicles of Your infinite love, Holy Spirit, and cause them to be transparent in compassion and selfless in charity.

We honor and adore You, Holy God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Offered on April 28, 2007, at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana.

No comments:

Post a Comment