Today is January 15, 2021 -
Prayers reprinted from Talking to God by Rabbi Naomi Levy
Open my eyes, God; let no symptom of illness elude me.
Steady my hands, God; shield me from fear, anxiety, and impatience.
Teach me to breathe deeply, to find peace, calm, and clarity in even the most stressful situations.
Open my heart, God; remind me that my compassion is as essential as my precision.
Open my mind, God; shelter me from distraction, bless me with insight, curiosity, and the humility to ask for help.
Open my arms, God; remind me that even when I have no cure to offer, precious healing resides in the touch of my hands.
Open my mouth, God; place wisdom on my tongue, bless me with words that are clear and kind, honest and encouraging.
Open my ears, God; teach me to listen with my entire being.
When I am overwhelmed and exhausted, when I feel as if I have no more to give, be my strength, God, renew my spirit, revive my soul.
I am humbled by the miracles that unfold before me each day: miracles of nature, miracles of medicine, miracles of the human spirit, miracles that lie beyond my comprehension.
I thank You, God, for entrusting me with this sacred calling. Amen.