Prayer for Protection of Conscience Rights in Health Care

Father, in Jesus our Lord, we praise and thank you

for your most precious gift of human life

and for forming us in your divine image.

Keep us, the dwelling place of your most Holy Spirit,

every healthy in body and soul.

Jesus, Divine Healer, pour your grace upon all those afflicted

with illness or disease.

Protect from all harm those who are vulnerable due to

sickness, suffering, frailty, poverty or age,

whether elderly or unborn.


Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of all who serve human life

in medicine and science, so they will protect the dignity

of each person, from conception to natural death,

and remain faithful advocates of all entrusted to their care.


Grant those who are called to serve as health care providers

renewed conviction in their ministry, and increased wisdom to

treat the whole person, and not merely the illness.


Protect the right of health care providers to serve their patients

without being forced to violate their moral and religious convictions.

Guard them against discrimination,

that they might be free to follow you faithfully

while fulfilling their professional duties.


Grant our lawmakers the wisdom and courage to uphold

conscience rights for those called to the ministry of healing,

and help them resist the pressure to become collaborators

in the culture of death.


Give us strength to be bold and joyful witnesses to the

truth that every human life is sacred.


In your goodness, guard our freedom to live out our

faith and to follow you in all that we do.


Father, we ask this in Jesus’ name,

through the Holy Spirit.


Taken from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Pro-Life Activities Page