Angels in Blue Gowns

As the coronavirus crisis continues, I am thinking more and more of our healthcare workers, who sacrifice so much for us. Last week the image of angels in blue gowns came to me, and the rest of this prayer quickly followed. Please join me in praying for those who work so hard for us.

Angels in Blue Gowns

by Cameron Bellm

Angels in blue gowns,
They wear face masks instead of haloes.
Their gloved holy hands administer to us
Care we are too weak to provide for ourselves.
Without sleep,
Without hope of a day off,
In the face of ever-dwindling supplies,
They risk their lives at every moment
In order to save ours.
Blessed are the hands,
Rubbed raw from washing,
That connect us to ventilators.
Blessed are the feet,
Sore and swollen,
That tread the ER floors.
Blessed are the eyes
That have stared down death
Hundreds,
Thousands of times,
And yet look upon each desperately ill patient
And refuse to give up hope.
God Most Merciful,
Preserve the health and safety
Of those who work so hard to preserve ours.
Amen.

As always, please feel free to share this prayer, read it aloud, or use it in any other way that brings you comfort. Thank you so much for praying with me.

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