A Nurse Fighting Terror with Love
Submitted by Dafna Meir, of blessed memory
In Jerusalem area on January 17, 2015, Dafna Meir, of blessed memory, mother of 6, was a nurse who treated Jews and Arabs. Before she was murdered by a terrorist she composed this touching prayer.
Dafna Meir's personal prayer
On her blog "Women's Ways", Dafna Meir Hy"d posted a prayer she composed while studying for an exam on medicines in the Neurosurgery Department at Soroka Hospital where she worked.
It has been translated and is posted posthumously below.
"May it be Your Will, Creator of the world, He Who manages it with mercy and loving kindness, to grant me the ability to give medications to Your people in need of salvation, and also to the members of other nations who are in the devoted care of your faithful messengers, who continue their holy work day and night, on the Sabbath and holidays, without letup.
"Grant that I understand, remember and realize, that the medications are a gift from You, and their efficacy is Your message to us.
"Grant that I view and feel joy at their beneficial influence of the medications I, mercifully, can give those who are ill.
"Grant me the ability to concentrate when giving out these medicines, to understand the way each acts on disease.
"Grant that I notice in time any of my errors or those of my colleagues when handing out medications, and that I act quickly to correct the errors before the medication enters the body of the patient.
"Grant that I act with modesty, learn and teach others about the successes and failures in giving medication.
"Grant that I give medications to the sick from a position of good health and that I remember to be grateful that I myself do not have to take them.
"Grant that I learn to have empathy, although in good health, with the patient's suffering and help him with all my ability every day and every hour, using the tools that You have given me.
May her memory be as a blessing.