Shared History, Shared Heart

The history of deaconesses and parish nursing is intertwined.  Our history comes from the same root.  We share the same servant heart, caring for the health and wholeness of God’s beloved people.  That’s why the LDA provides resources for parish nurses. 


Worship Aids

A Nurse’s Prayer

Dear Lord,
You are the Great Healer.
May your great strength and power flow through me.
Lend skill to my hands and vision, judgment to my mind, and compassion to my heart.

Keep me focused on my patients in their hour of suffering.
Support me as I discharge my duties in deep humility,
that I may be worthy of the trust and faith placed in me.

Grant healing to those who are ill, that we may know your love, for Jesus sake.  Amen.


Ministries of Healing in ELCA  elca

Health Ministries in LCMS lcms

International Parish Nurse Resource Center parish nurse

Valparaiso University Parish Nurse Program  valpo