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Prayers and Scriptures for the 4Tucson Healthcare Domain

Please use the Prayer Points and Scriptures below for those working in Health Care. Allow
the leadership of the Holy Spirit (Ruach ha’Kodesh) to guide you in how to use these verses in your
prayers. Don’t let the length or number of verses be a stumbling block. Give yourself permission to scan
through and rest on the one or two that resonates within your spirit. Allow the Lord to open up new
Bible verses that may not be in this document. All the verses below are from the NIV Bible.

Scriptures to use as prayer tool to pray over the many who work in the Health Care arena of our city.

  1. Isaiah 40:29, 31 – He [the Lord] gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the
    weak. Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like
    eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
  2. Psalm 119:133 – Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  3. John 15:12 – [Jesus says] “My command is this: love each other as I have loved you.”
  4. 3 John 1:2 – Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well
    with you...
  5. Romans 15:1 – We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to
    please ourselves.
  6. Psalm 25:21 – May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you.
  7. Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will
    strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
  8. Philippian 4:13 – I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
  9. 2 Chronicles 15:7 – But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
  10. 1 Peter 5:7 & 8a – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert.
  11. Galatians 6:10 – Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people…
  12. 2 Timothy 1:7 – For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
  13. Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
  14. Psalm 28:7 – The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
  15. I Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
  16. Galatians 5:22 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
  17. Joshua 1:9 – Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
  18. Philippians 4:19 – God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
  19. Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
  20. Ephesians 6:13-17 – {Clothe your servants} in the full armor of God ….. with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace…….take up the shield of faith…..take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Prayer Points for Health Care Workers

Including and definitely not limited to: nurses, doctors, technicians, dentists, optometrists, surgeons, etc.
in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, private practices, etc.

  1. Pray the Lord’s protection of their health and well-being each day.
  2. Pray for the Lord to bestow an extra measure of grace over their families. Many are single
    parents or have spouses who also work and are caring for the children.
  3. Pray the Lord will work through hospital and clinic administrators to be conscientious of the
    medical equipment, tools and materials needed for their staffs to perform their tasks
  4. Pray for the Lord to grant an abundance of patience as they work in stressful environments
    and with people (patients or family) who are worried, scared, angry, frustrated - stressed.
  5. Pray those in the medical community will be able to find time in the midst of their days to
    minister to each other when needed.
  6. Pray for clarity of mind and thought, and for guidance as they engage with each patient.
  7. Pray for rest. Many go home to active families. Pray for good sleep and rest especially on
    days off. Pray for good rest for those who work 2nd shift – all night and for those who may
    work 24 hour shifts and are only able to catch short periods of time to rest.
  8. Pray their walks with the Lord, along with trust and dependence on Him, will continue to
  9. Pray against burn-out as many hospital units and clinics are short staffed.
  10. Pray for hospital administrators to provide fair compensation to all workers. Travel nurses are being hired to fill staffing shortages at hospitals and these travelers make almost twice as much as core staff which creates bitterness and resentment among the staff.
  11. Pray for hospital administrators to act favorably toward their staff during staffing crises.
  12. Nurses, technicians, etc. are required to take care of increased number of patients with fewer support staff. As a result, patients are not seen as often leading to possible safety problems.
  13. Please pray God’s protection for healthcare workers who choose, for whatever the reason, not to get the vaccine. Pray against discrimination and for protection for their finances and jobs, especially in light of the current staffing shortages.
  14. Pray for healthcare workers who are committed believers in Christ, that the Lord will “guide [their] steps by Your word, so [they] will not be overcome by evil.” (Ps 119:133) And “May integrity and uprightness protect [them], because [their] hope, Lord, is in you. (Ps 25:21)

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