Prayer to Saint Michael, Patron Saint of Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, and Law Enforcement Officers
Glorious Saint Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ, come to the assistance of His followers, against whom the powers of hell are unchained. Guard with special care our Holy Father, the Pope, and our bishops, priests, all our religious and lay people, and especially the children.
Saint Michael watch over us during life, defend us against the assaults of the demon, and assist us especially at the hour of death. Help us to achieve the happiness of beholding God face to face for all eternity. Amen.
Saint Michael, intercede for me with God in all my necessities, especially the work that I do as an EMT/Paramedic. Obtain for me a favorable outcome in the matter I recommend to you. Mighty prince of the heavenly host, and victor over rebellious spirits, remember me for who I am, weak and sinful and so prone to pride and ambition. Be for me, I pray, my powerful aid in temptation and difficulty, and above all, do not forsake me in my last struggle with the powers of evil. Amen.
As I perform my duty Lord
Whatever be the call,
Help to guide and keep me safe
From dangers big and small.
I want to serve and do my best
No matter what the scene,
I pledge to keep my skills refined,
My judgment quick and keen.
This calling to give of myself
Most do not understand,
But I stand ready all the time
To help my fellow man.
To have the chance to help a child
Restore his laugh with glee,
A word of thanks I might not hear,
But knowing is enough for me.
The praise of men is fine for some,
But I feel truly blessed,
That You, oh Lord, have chosen me
To serve in EMS.
Father, Grant me the wisdom so
that I may treat,
Those of Your children that lay at my feet.
Let my hands be gentle, sure, and swift,
To import to them Your sacred gift.
Let me see only a patient's need,
Not their color, race, or creed.
Help me always to be my best,
Even when it's on an hours rest.
Grant me the insight to understand why,
Patients of mine are going to die.
Let me remember that when they do,
Theirs is a comfortable life with in heaven with You.
Lord, if in the line of duty I should fall,
Help my family hold their heads tall.
For it was You who decided I should be,
One of Your chosen few, an EMT.
- Author: Michael F. Keck
Prayer to Saint Luke, Patron Saint of EMS
Most charming and saintly physician, you were animated by the heavenly Spirit of love. In faithfully detailing the humanity of Jesus, you also showed His Divinity and His genuine compassion for all human beings. Inspire our physicians with your professionalism and with divine compassion for their patients. Enable them to cure the ills of both body and spirit that afflict so many in our day. Amen.