Last week we had a flag raising ceremony at the hospital I work at for Australia Day. I was asked to say a short prayer as a part of the ceremony. I was asked to pray for the ceremony and the hospital. I thought I would share the words…
Australia Day Prayer
Loving Heavenly Father,
We come before You today as a part of the Australia Day Flag Raising ceremony here at the hospital.
Lord we thank You that we live in this great country, a country that gives us freedom to live our lives in peace and with many great opportunities. With Australia Day tomorrow we take this opportunity to thank You for this blessing from above.
Lord as we raise these three great flags today – The Aboriginal flag, the Australian Flag and the WA Flag – We ask Your blessing on this time and on this occasion.
Lord I also pray for all of the staff at the hospital – the doctors, the nurses, the support staff. I pray that You will watch over us all and keep us safe as we work here in this hospital.
Lord give us wisdom to diagnose illness and the right treatment, give us compassion for those who are suffering, give a deep concern for those who are in need and give us a sense of peace and unity as we work hard to make people well.
Lord, as I close, and the ceremony continues, I ask that this place will continue to be a place of healing for the town and the region. I pray Your blessing and Your peace over the hospital, over all of her staff and over all those who come to access help from us.
I pray in the name of Jesus,