The Blessing of the Hands (For Special-Needs Parents and Care Givers)

I recently attended a day of pampering for special-needs moms. At the event, this poem was read as each one of us came forward and church members poured water over our hands as they lifted up a personal prayer over us. I tried to track down the original author and couldn’t, but I wanted to share it with you, hoping it would bless you as it blessed me.

The Blessing of the Hands (For Special-Needs Parents and Care Givers)

Bless these hands with their gentle touch,
bless these hands as they caress the ones they love so much.

Bless these hands that clasp in prayer,
bless these hands that seek God’s guidance each hour.

Bless these hands that push the wheelchairs,
Bless these hands that assist with the stairs.

Bless these hands that drive the vans,
Bless these hands that schedule doctor and therapy plans.

Bless these hands that shampoo, bathe, and touch,
Bless these hands that rub the lotion and such.

Bless these hands that comb the hair and dress,
Bless these hands as they seek to bless.

Bless these hands that brush the teeth and stroke the face,
Bless these hands as they see Your grace.

Bless these hands as they work the feeding tubes,
Bless these hands, they are Yours to use.

Bless these hands as they hold the spoon up,
Bless these hands as they lift the cup.

Bless these hands as they wipe slobber and drool,
Bless these hands, they are a useful tool.

Bless these hands as they deliver the meds,
Bless these hands as they make the beds.

Bless these hands that massage muscles and painful nerves,
Bless these hands that are used to serve.

Bless these hands that soothe through seizures and pain,
Bless these hands that long to take away the pain.

Bless these hands that pray for healing, relief, and peace,
Bless these hands that pray with great belief.

Bless these hands that clean mess after mess,
Bless these hands with patience as they are put to the test.

Bless these hands that wipe away tears,
Bless these hands that long to take away fears.

Bless these hands as they wipe yet more tears,
Bless these hands as they long to take away rejection from peers.

Bless these hands as they wipe tears of their own,
Bless these hands that do this in secret, they cry alone.

Bless these hands that are often wrung in worry and fear,
Bless these hands with comfort from loved ones so dear.

Bless these hands that grow weary and tired,
Bless these hands, may they always be gentle, kind, and inspired.

Bless these hands Lord, which are dedicated to You,
Bless these hands that are Yours to work through.

Bless these hands Lord, with power from above,
Bless these hands to deliver Your intimate love.

-Unknown author
(if you have a lead on who the author may be, please let me know!)

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