A Physician’s vocation I have undertaken,
an instrument of thy will.
The knowledge comes from you , oh Lord
to treat and cure the ill.
Please help keep my mind focused
and my hand guided true.
Let me always remember, Lord
my healing will come through you.
Help me listen, diagnose and prescribe
and to recognize what am seeing.
May I always revere the living life
that you brought into being.
Make me worthy, Lord, of my task
of healing here on earth.
And give me the humility, when I don’t know,
to be able to learn with all my worth.
© Ronald Knox