This is a prayer giving thanks for medical science. It’s from a set including two focused on organ donation, “For Organ Donation” and “For Organ and Tissue Donation.” Others in this series includes one “For Nurses” and another “For Physicians.” This prayer will appear in my forthcoming book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing.
For Medical Science
G-d of wisdom,
We give thanks for the fruits of medical science,
The gifts of health and healing
That have saved millions of people:
From immunization to chemotherapy,
From diagnostics to surgery.
You gave us the tools of science and research,
Intelligence and curiosity,
Challenging us to be Your partner
In bringing new medications and remedies,
Technologies and procedures,
Into the world.
The needs are great.
Diseases and conditions still plague
The lives of our families,
Our brothers and sisters,
Nations and communities,
Young and old.
G-d of love,
Bless medical scientists and researchers with
Insight and skill,
Dedication and fortitude,
So that their work yields knowledge and understanding
Leading to new treatments and cures,
Speedily, in our day.
Grant medical science the wisdom to use these gifts wisely
In service to the highest ideals of humankind.
Rock of Ages,
Bring an end to pain and suffering,
So that all may know
Your compassion and Your grace.
Blessed are You,
G-d of health and healing.
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