May the One who blessed and led our forebearers give countenance unto those who provide help for the ill and troubled among us. May they be filled with fortitude and courage, endowed with sympathy and compassion, as they give strength to those at their side. May they fight against despair and continue to find within themselves the will to reach out to those in need. And in their love of others, may they feel the blessing of community and the blessing of renewed faith.
By Susan Feldman, from Mishkan R’fuah: Where Healing Resides. Copyright © 2013 by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. All rights reserved. Not to be distributed, sold, or copied without express written permission. Adapted from the liturgy: Service of Healing created at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav of San Francisco, 1988. Used by permission.