There are so many for whom we pray, Oh God.
This day, in a special way, we lift to you all first responders.
We pray for nurses and firefighters; for police officers and counselors;
for ambulance drivers and emergency room doctors;
and for all those who rush in at times of tragedy or crisis.
Through their skilled and generous care,
may those whom they serve sense YOUR loving presence.
Please, God of all goodness, protect them.
Grant them wisdom. Sustain them.
And grant peace of heart to all who worry about them.
With all our hearts we lift to you our first responders.
We pray, in faith, through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.