A Psychiatrist’s Prayer for All

Perhaps with time and commitment, this psychiatrist's dreams for a better world for patients and all mankind will come to fruition.

POETRY FOR INCLUSION

God of serenity liquefy stigma in our world so mental health parity is not a dream deferred.

Access to care is essential to strengthen the souls of the diverse herd.


Lord of unity and love hear our prayer.


God of impartiality open the gates of inclusivity for little ones yearning for love.

Let your words of comfort soar on the wings of eagles from above.


Lord of unity and love hear our prayer.


God of grace may your spirit serve as a beacon of hope for melancholic depressed minds.

Embolden each other to soldier on in the wilderness and let their light shine.


Lord of unity and love hear our prayer.


God of infinite peace sooth the pulse of the anxious restless hearts.

Treatment is a puzzle with many pieces that resembles a holistic work of art.


Lord of unity and love hear our prayer.


God of validation and comfort remind us of our authentic identity.

Vulnerability breathes life into lungs that inflate with divine serenity.


Lord of unity and love hear our prayer.


God of humanity search our motives and meditations with discernment and haste.

Social justice is essential for communities to avoid premature waste.


Lord of unity and love hear our prayer.


Amen!


Dr Clark is an outpatient psychiatrist at Prisma Health-Upstate and clinical associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville. He served on the American Psychiatric Association’s Task Force to Address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry, and he currently serves as the Diversity and Inclusion section editor and advisory board member for Psychiatric TimesTM.