Civil Air Patrol

Chaplain’s Message – April 5, 2020

Another week starts and we remain in the midst of the pandemic. 

 
One of the most remarkable and inspiring things, and we all have seen stories of it in countless places, is how hospital and health workers, and police and first responders as well, are so devotedly doing their life-saving tasks, disregarding their own personal safety. 

 
One thing EACH IF US can do is to say a prayer for them, I share the prayer below, forwarded to me by a colleague.
 
Blessings and be safe!
 
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
Patient transporters, hospital cleaning staff, and security guards,
Technicians and home health aides,
EMTs and pharmacists
[And bless especially  ________ who is in  need of healing]
Who navigate the unfolding dangers of the world each day,
To tend to those they have sworn to help.
Bless them in their coming home and bless them in their going out.
Ease their fear. 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 health, that they may bring healing.
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 days.

Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen

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