Today was the big hospital evacuation drill. We have one of these at the beginning of every field service so we’re all on the same page on how to get off the ship in the event of an emergency. We have “patients” in each OR who are having “surgery”. Then the alarm sounds. We gather everything we need to transport the patients off the ship quickly and safely. It’s a long process but highly valuable. This year we even did mock transport of the patients to the local hospital. It’s a great exercise in team work.
After the drill, we all met again in the hospital. We formed a giant prayer ring throughout the hospital to pray a prayer of dedication, giving the hospital to God. After all, it belongs to him. here is the prayer we all prayed out loud together, united in Christ:
Thank you for this hospital. Thank you for each person on our team who you have called here for such a time as this. We stand together now and say this is your hospital and we desire to be a people who seek to love and serve you in it. We speak your protection and provision over each person who will be cared for by our team. We praise you for the extravagant ways you demonstrate your love and care for us. Just as you have loved us, we commit to pouring our love out on each other and on every person who is under our care. We pray you would be evident in every interaction we have, that you would give us grace and humility as we put each other above ourselves, and that we would be a unified people who represent you well. Thank you for your Spirit who rests in this place. We know we need your help to do the work that you have called us to and ask that we would know your presence by our sides every single day. We pray that the seeds of Christ’s love we will sow into both each other and our patients will blossom, grow, and abound far beyond our wildest expectations and they will bring life, not just to individuals but to communities, generations, and nations around the world forevermore.
Now to him who, by the power that is at work within us, is able to carry out his purpose and do super abundantly, far over and above all that we dare ask or think, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams. To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen!
I hope you’ll come in agreement with us. It’s going to be an amazing year!