In the dangerous world we live in, most people pray to be protected from harm. And some people are more vulnerable to being hurt because of various situations. Some live in impoverished areas, and some live in areas where violence or a natural disaster happens more frequently. But many people face danger on a regular basis because their jobs require it of them.
So, when people work in dangerous professions, what should they do to try to stay safe? In addition to taking necessary precautions, maintaining a healthy diet and fitness routine and getting a decent amount of sleep and relaxation, they can ask God for help and protection in their daily prayers. But they can do something else as well. They can ask the patron saints of their professions for their intercession.
Pope Francis encourages all Christians to turn to saints for help. “We can compare them to the church windows which allow light to enter in different shades of color,” said Pope Francis on All Saints Day 2017. “The saints are our brothers and sisters who have welcomed the light of God in their heart and have passed it on to the world, each according to his or her own hue.”
Here are some holy saints that workers who face danger every day may want to call upon. They are the patron saints of people who work in some of the most dangerous occupations. Workers can call upon them each day, if they would like, or they can do so when they are faced with a particularly dangerous situation.