Prayer to St. Luke, Patron of Physicians
Most charming and saintly Physician, you were animated by the heavenly Spirit of love. In faithfully detailing the humanity of Jesus, you also showed his divinity and his genuine compassion for all human beings. Inspire our physicians with your professionalism and with the divine compassion for their patients. Enable them to cure the ills of both body and spirit that afflict so many in our day. Amen.
Prayer to Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Patrons of Surgeons
Dear twin brothers, you both died as witnesses to the Lord you loved. Sometimes you miraculously healed the ailing bodies of your fellow human beings. You also managed to cure the souls that suffered from unbelief and sin. Help surgeons in their delicate work, especially when there exists more danger than usual. Remind them to invoke often the Lord of Life while not forgetting to do their part to save or better the lives of their patients. Amen.
Prayer to St. Agatha, Patroness of Nurses
Dear Virgin and Martyr, whom the Church recalls in her liturgy, you heroically resisted the temptation of a degenerate ruler. Subjected to long and horrible tortures, you remained faithful to your heavenly Spouse. St. Peter, we are told, gave you some solace, and so you are invoked by nurses. Encourage them to see Christ in the sick and to render true service to them. Amen.
Prayer to St. Camillus of Lellis, Patron of Nurses & Hospital Workers
Most wonderful Saint, your compassion for the sick and the dying led you to found the Servants of the Sick. As the Patron of nurses and hospital workers, infuse in them your compassionate spirit. Make hospitals resemble the inn in Christ's Parable to which the Good Shepherd brought the wounded man saying:
"Take care of him, and I will repay you for it." Amen.