Prayer of the Catholic Physician

John Paul II, 29 June 2000

Lord Jesus,

Divine Physician, who in your earthly life showed special concern for those who suffer and entrusted to your disciples the ministry of healing, make us ever ready to alleviate the trials of our brethren. Make each one of us, aware of the great mission that is entrusted to him, strive always to be, in the performance of daily service, an instrument of your merciful love. Enlighten our minds, guide our hands, make our hearts diligent and compassionate. Ensure that in every patient we know how to discern the features of your divine face.

You who are the Way, provide us with the gift of knowing how to imitate you every day as medical doctors not only of the body but of the whole person, helping those who are sick to tread with trust their own earthly path until the moment of their encounter with you.

You who are the Truth, provide us with gift of wisdom and science in order to penetrate the mystery of man and his transcendent destiny as we draw near to him in order to discover the cause of his malady and find suitable remedies for it.

You who are the Life, provide us with the gift of preaching and bearing witness to the “Gospel of life” in our profession, committing ourselves to defending it always, from conception to its natural end, and to respect the dignity of every human being, and especially the dignity of the weakest and the most in need.

Make us O Lord, Good Samaritan ready to welcome, treat, and console those we encounter in our work. Following the example of the holy medical doctors who have preceded us, help us to offer our generous contribution to the constant renewal of health care structures.

Bless our studies and our profession, enlighten our research and our teaching. Lastly, grant to us, having constantly loved and served You in our suffering brethren, that at the end of our earthly pilgrimage we may contemplate your glorious countenance and experience the joy of the encounter with You in your Kingdom of joy and everlasting peace.


The CPGP Hymn

Come Holy Spirit

Come unto us

Be our light and guides

Lead us in our mission of healing

Both flesh and souls

Open our eyes

That we may see

Your presence in everyone

Bless our hands that we may

do All things still undone

Grant us the grace

To see man’s dignity

From womb to

tomb Unto eternity.


Lyrics by: Gregorio A.

Moral Jr., MD
Music by:

Maria Cristina R Ocdamia


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