Before you all human beings are precious
For we are all created in your image.
You are known through the Scriptures
As the Friend of the poor
The Father of Orphans
And the Defender of the widow.
Look with favour on the handicapped in our midst
Who have suffered and continue to suffer
Discrimination and abuse.
Bring about a veritable change
In the lot of the blind and the lame,
The deaf and the dumb
And those who suffer various degrees
Of mental handicap in our land.
Touch the hearts of our leaders
And the able-bodied in our society
That those who suffer various degrees of disability
May find in them
The love, affection and assistance
In order to live wholesome human lives.
God of all goodness
Grant your abundant blessings
Upon those who in obedience to your Word
Are devoted to the care of the sick and the disabled
Fill their hearts with abundant joy
And endow them
With all the spiritual and material resources they need
For this ministry that is so dear to your heart.
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.