Video of Covenant Health staff praying offers inspiration

Video of Covenant Health staff praying offers inspiration

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A video of Covenant Health nurses, doctors, and staff praying has gained millions of views and shares on both Twitter and Facebook. 

Since April, every morning, that operating room staff congregates and prays. Sonia Diaz, a surgical tech recorded a prayer one morning. 

"That particular day, we were saying goodbye to a few nurses," Diaz said. "I wanted to do it before that but because it was that day, I was like, I wanna record this." 

Diaz posted the video on her personal Facebook. Each share, capturing viewers' fascination. 

"There's people from all around the world that have messaged me, and said like, hey I would like to come work at that hospital," Diaz said. "I think it's amazing that y'all pray to God everyday, and I wish we could do this everywhere you know and it's a really good feeling inside." 

Sally Gallegos, a surgical tech works in the same department. She believes it is popular because of the message it shares. 

"To know that people are people out there taking the time to reflect and bring God back in to our society, it does something for my heart," Gallegos said. "I'm sure there are people out there, especially people who are in need, who are sick, knowing that the people who are going to take care of them, have that type of ability to come together and pray." 

Before the department started praying, Gallegos said the stress started to bring down overall morale. When a nurse suggested the idea, it became something that felt organic. 

"We don't force religion upon anybody here," Gallegos said. "We give people the option when we first started this to go ahead and leave the room, and there's no judgment. We just believe as an organization as a department, if we come together, we're going to get through our day this way." 

Covenant Chaplain Bary Moyniham believes prayer makes a difference in a hospital setting. 

"Prayer doesn't always change the outcome," Moyniham said. "You don't always get the answer your asking for, but I think ultimately prayer changes how we deal with what happened." 

Diaz said while the video's gotten some negative feedback, she is thankful to be associated with something that is bringing positivity to the internet. 

Watch the video below from Diaz' facebook page:

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