Prayer For Medical Students

Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance. Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a retentive memory, method and ease in learning, the lucidity to comprehend, and abundant grace in expressing myself. Guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to successful completion. This I ask through Jesus Christ, true God and true man, living and reigning with You and the Father, forever and ever.

Lord Jesus Christ, help me to submit my mind and heart to you in all my actions, personal and professional, to bring Your Holy Spirit to all who are touched by my science and art, and to be available humbly to assist the Vicar of Christ, the Bishops, and the whole Christian community with the particular knowledge, skill and experience I have as a Christian physician.

O Divine Physician, help me to uphold the principles of Catholic faith and morality in the science and practice of medicine, to communicate these principles to the medical profession and to society at large, to uphold Catholic hospitals in the application of Catholic moral principles, to work with my colleagues in charity, truth, and understanding, and to work to bring others to the apostolate.

Mother of God, who at Cana occasioned the entry of your Divine Son upon His public life of compassion, mercy, and healing, intercede for us, asking especially for us the graces of humanity and of fidelity to your Son's Vicar on earth.

Lord, Thou Great Physician, I kneel before thee. Since every good and perfect gift must come from Thee, I pray:

Give skill to my hand, clear vision to my mind, kindness and sympathy to my heart. Give me singleness of purpose, strength to lift at least a part of the burden of my suffering fellowmen, and a true realization of the rare privilege that is mine. Take from my heart all guile and worldliness, that with the simple faith of a child I may rely on Thee. Amen.

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.

Eternal God , in whom mercy is endless,
and the treasury of compassion inexhastible ,
look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us ,
that in difficult moments we might not despair
nor become despondent , but with great confidence ,
submit ourselves to Your Holy Will ,
which is love and mercy itself . Amen

Memorare (Prayer to Our Lady)
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen

Lord, may we ask you to give us guidance in our last weeks of exams here in the faculty of medicine and surgery. We know that we don't have enough time to review for our subjects, and that sometimes we do things unrelated to our studies. We ask for your forgiveness and understanding in all the things we do and are experiencing right now. Medicine is a very noble course to take and yet we behave like immature ones inside and outside the classroom and for that we ask for your forgiveness. We need you, Lord, especially in times like these, to guide us and help us not forget what to put in our exam papers during the exam. Remind us to always do the good even in exams. Lord, I humbly ask for your help especially to us who are in the verge of failing the difficult subjects, and to those students who have taken the same subject twice. This is very important to us, Lord, for we know that you will use us as instruments to help the many. We put our trust in you, and we lift to you all other things that worry us. May you bless us with knowledge and understanding, faith and hope, comfort and strength to face any shortcomings that may come along our way.

In the name of Christ, Amen.

Father, you have called us to be your servants and we have said yes.

God of great joy, we find you in all the thousands of moments that make our lives joyful.
In the times of happiness, your Son celebrated and was glad.
Remind us to find joy in our lives and our work, and that to do what we do is a privilege that should never be taken for granted.
And rejoice with us in triumph in the laughing and hugging of each hard-fought victory.
For you are in the singing and the dancing, and our gladness burns with the fire of your Holy Spirit.

God of love, we ask for blessings on our loved ones.
As he did the things that he had been sent to do, your Son knew the support of his family and friends.
We offer thanksgiving for the people who support us on this path that we have chosen,
and for those who walk it with us.
For through them and through you, we know that we are loved and we are blessed.

God of the lonely, we turn to you to know that we are not alone.
In that most awful hour, all his friends had gone away and your Son cried out to you.
Help us to recognise the warmth of your presence,
especially in the times and places when we feel that there is nobody else.
For you are the one who understands when no one else can.

God of the waiting, wait with us.
In the darkness, your Son waited for what was to come.
Be near us as we keep watch over the people who need you more than we do,
as they wait for life, for death, for hope, for despair.
For with you, we wait for the promise of a new dawn.

God of humanity, we pray for our own humanity.
You sent your Son to live among us so that we might truly know what it means to be human.
Grant us the understanding to see the sorrow that lurks beneath thoughtnessness, the fear hidden by indifference, and the despair that is expressed as anger,
and give us the grace and compassion to see people, not diagnoses.
For if we look, we will find the very best of you in all humans everywhere.

God of our many understandings, we look for you not in cold churches and empty tombs,
but in hospitals and hospices, ambulances and emergency departments, wards and operating theatres.
And in these places, you come to be our strength and our salvation.