Providing high-quality care and ethical practice is a primary concern of all nurses. As Christians, we have natural opportunities during National Nurses Week to focus on this theme from a biblical perspective and to celebrate nursing with our peers and coworkers.
I encourage you to connect, pray and engage with other nurses this week in the love of Jesus. Invite nurses to download (in PDF) and share the Bible discussion on Philippians 4:8-9, we have prepared on this year’s theme.
We have also prepared suggestions for planning an event and getting the word out, plus program ideas and sample schedules. Use the Nurses Week prayer guide when you gather together and pray for the nurses in your work setting. Invite your church to pray for the needs of nurses in their congregation with a church bulletin insert you can download and print.
Here is one prayer we can all keep in mind for Nurses Week:
“We pray that nurses and nursing students will experience God’s encouragement as they face opportunities and challenges in caring for others in the name of Jesus Christ.
This special week prompts us to remember nurses who represent Jesus to patients, families, and co-workers.
May God open doors for you to celebrate nursing and glorify God during Nurses Week this year!
--Jane Hall, NCF National Director