A therapist’s prayer.

Just a little thing I wrote up.

It comes from the Christian perspective, so, if you are a therapist, translate as you see fit.

If you share this (please do), please attribute the composition to me and provide contact information (nprentice@psychchoices.com will do).  Copyright N. Prentice, 2015, all rights reserved.

A THERAPIST’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Lord, bless my head, that I may be able to use the skills I have learned and the intellect you have given me to help You in other people.

Lord, bless my ears, that I may remember always to listen first and hear from You in other people that which is said and unsaid.

Lord, bless my eyes, that I may see Your face in your suffering and joy in other people that I may better be able to help You in other people.

Lord, bless my heart, that I may always feel compassion without entanglement for You in other people, and especially on the bad days.

Lord, bless my gut, that I may always listen to Your voice in my helping You in other people and be aware of You speaking to me and my needs as well.

Lord, bless all of me, that I may be aware of You working through me in the gift of therapeutic presence.  May my clients see You in me in my love for them, as well as my failings.

Lord, bless my clients, that they may draw closer to peace and to you as they come to understand you.

And Lord, help me, an imperfect and chipped vessel, to be able to do what You need me to do today, and help me to forgive and understand myself when I don’t.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

About Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW, CAS-PC

Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Pastoral Counselor who maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Drexel Hill, PA.
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2 Responses to A therapist’s prayer.

  1. Claudette says:

    Thank you Nate from my heart to yours!

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