Coronavirus Careworkers Poem by Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen

May the One who blessed our ancestors
Bless all those who put themselves at risk to care for the sick
Physicians and nurses and orderlies
Technicians and home health aides
EMTs and pharmacists 
And bless especially / an individual or other categories of health workers/
Who navigate the unfolding dangers of the world each day, 
To tend to those they have sworn to help.
(This includes you.)
Bless them in their coming home and bless them in their going out. 
Ease their fear. Sustain them.
Source of all breath, healer of all beings,
Protect them and restore their hope. 
Strengthen them, that they may bring strength;
Keep them in health, that they may bring healing.
Help them know again a time when they can breathe without fear.
Bless the sacred work of their hands.
May this plague pass from among us, speedily and in our days.
—Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, March 2020