Associate Recognition Banquet

Here’s a prayer I offered at our hospital’s Associate Recognition Banquet. We honored associates who have worked 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 & even 40 years for our organizations.

Loving God, we recognize that all we have in this world is first a gift from you.

We thank you for the associates of Mercy Health Partners – especially those gathered here this evening – for joining in our ministry of bringing healing, hope and compassion to all those in need.

Bless our celebration this evening – our time together and the food we share. May it nourish our bodies, minds and spirits as we continue to serve together, in the spirit of the Gospel, to improve the health of our community.

As we continue our celebration, we remember the poor and underserved in our community. God, give food to those who hunger, and, for those who have food, give a hunger for justice.

We ask all this in your name.

Amen.

Michael Miller, Jr.