Prayers and Blessings for Healthcare Workers

Mandy Mizelle

Aug/2021, 192 Pages, Hardback, 5 x 7

ISBN-13: 9781640654808



An interfaith collection of prayers, blessings, and poems offering comfort and hope to the healthcare workers that give so much.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left few of us unaffected, but our healthcare workers have borne the brunt of its impact. Chaplains and clergy across all lines of faith have ministered to those caregivers through prayers and blessings.

This curated collection of interfaith prayers, blessings, and poems was written by those who minister to healthcare workers. It’s a beautiful resource that those who work on our medical front lines can carry with them or keep at their workstations for daily inspiration. It can also be used by chaplains and pastors who offer support to medical personnel.

Many of the prayers were written to meet specific needs during the pandemic, yet they speak to the shared grief and hope we all have carried as we continue to navigate this extraordinary time. Contributors include The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Rev. Barbara Crafton, Catherine Meeks, Jennifer Grant, Rev. Ineda Pearl Adesanya, and Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart.

MANDY MIZELLE is a chaplain, minister, writer, retreat leader, perpetual procrastinator, and imperfection advocate who lives in Durham, North Carolina. A lifelong lover of words—especially poetry—her favorite sacred texts are the everyday stories of our lives.

“This beautiful and inspiring collection of prayers and blessings provides words for those of us who were left speechless by the pandemic. It is a must-read for anyone who wishes to mark this difficult moment in history with light and hope.”—Amanda Held Opelt, writer, musician

“In these pages you will encounter restorative, life giving words that speak to the commonalities of our journeys, and you will find affinity in their beautiful reminders of love’s perseverance. A much-needed exhale for the world.”—John Pavlovitz, author of A Bigger Table

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