Surgery can cause a lot of anxiety and fear in our souls. Prayer for Surgery is one technique for Christians to soothe their anxious emotions.
What may Christians pray before undergoing surgery? Before surgery, Christians might pray for protection, health, and safety. Before the operation, Christians might also pray to the Lord to guide the surgeon’s hand and to grant doctors and nurses wisdom on how to proceed. We can pray scripture over ourselves and our loved ones to remind us of who God is and what He has promised us. Before going into surgery, Christians might pray and seek reminders that the Lord is with them.
Before undergoing surgery, Christians might pray for their personal safety, health, and well-being. Christians should also pray for God’s wisdom to guide the doctor and nurse before the surgery. We can use scripture to remind ourselves of who Jesus is and what he has done for us. Before going into surgery, Christians can also pray and ask God to remind them that He is with them.
Here are some of the most effective prayers to say before, during, and after surgery.
Prayer for Surgery
1. A Prayer Before Surgery
Most dear Heavenly Father, as I endure critical surgery today, I entrust my physical body to You. Guide the surgeons’ hands as well. Thank You, Father, for bestowing upon them the abilities and talents to heal the sick and provide hope to the dying. Thank You for giving them smart minds and peaceful hearts so that they can do the surgery without harming my body.
Father God, as I am rendered unconscious by anesthesia and pieces of my body are surgically removed, continue to touch me with Your healing hand. I believe in You, God, as my Healer. You are the only one who can cure me of this ailment. I think that no disease is more potent than Your Name, God. I denounce this disease within my body in Jesus’ name. In the name of Jesus, please leave.
Thank You, God, for restoring my health once the surgery is completed. Thank You for giving me another chance in life so that I can continue to serve You and glorify Your Name. As I resume my life following surgery, I pray that You would always allow me to be salt and light to others around me. Please assist me in living my life in conformity with Your desire.
I dedicate my body and soul to You once more. Be with me during this operation, and especially with the doctors. All of this I pray in Your Name, Amen.
2. Long Prayer Before Surgery
Father, I thank You for this life. Many thoughts and feelings pour into and out of our hearts as we prepare for surgery on the body You have given us. Yet, in Exodus 15:26, You reassure us: “I am the Lord who heals you.”
We have a mental picture of what “healed” looks like for us, and we badly need Your confirmation that our lives and our anguish will be healed. You are above all, see all, know all, and have the ability to heal all. When Jesus walked the earth, the touch of His hand and the sound of His voice healed. We pray to feel Your healing hand on us, Lord, and to hear Your voice of calm and tranquillity pierce through the din of our thoughts and bodies.
Thank You for providing us with a life that is valuable to ourselves and those around us. We are valuable enough to be concerned about and grateful enough for the life we’ve been given on this planet to long for its return and full restoration. We come to You with grateful hearts, thanking You for the blessing of being able to walk this earth and experience Your love.
Father, forgive us for doubting our mission on Earth. We confess that we frequently avoid what You are calling us to accomplish because it appears to be too difficult. And now, as we wait for the results of the surgery, we feel called to reach back and seize every chance that has ever passed us by to walk beside Your Son in pursuit of Your purpose for our life. Please pardon our disrespect and disregard for Your time and purposes. Help us to focus our current and future goals on bringing you honor and love of Your Son to everyone we meet.
We entrust our life to You, Father. “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me,” You promise. Bless the surgeons and medical personnel who will be operating on us. Be with them and give them the tools they need to be extensions of Your healing hand. Lord, stay with me even when I fall asleep from the pain medication. Assist me in sensing Your presence and remembering that You are always with me. Never leave. Always dependable. More than I can comprehend, you love me.
And now comes the most difficult part: truly putting my life in Your hands. For when our intentions for healing differ from Yours, we grow discouraged, and faith threatens to rip out of our hearts. Doubt can creep in between the seams in unforeseen times. Lord Jesus, strengthen us to remember You in those times. Your ways are not our ways, for only You can claim true love for us. Only You know what is perfect and just in our daily life. Our time here is limited, but our faith in You, Jesus, distinguishes us and promises us eternal life. Painless and peaceful.
Please assist us in maintaining that belief. To cling to You. Send Your Holy Spirit to inspire our hearts’ remembrance of Your precious words of promise as we walk this road of uncertainty. Please help us to remember and repeat the promises You have made to us via Your Word. Be with our families and friends while they fear and wonder what will happen. Fill their hearts with Your love and remind them that my life is in Your hands.
Father, let everyone who knows me see my peace in this process and know it comes from You. God, thank You for life. Bless and heal me today while I have surgery. I trust You… today and always… whether You bring me through these infirmities to restore me upright on this planet or take me through to You. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
3. Prayer for a Friend before Surgery
Dearest Jesus, My acquaintance is preparing to have a delicate surgery. I’m worried about his health just thinking about the operation. But, Lord, I believe You are sovereign. You have command of the situation. The fate of my friend is in Your hands. I pray that You surround me with Your serenity so that I will not be concerned, and that You also touch my friend with Your strong healing hands.
God, bless the surgeons as well. As they operate on my friend, give them steady, skillful hands. Maintain their focus throughout the operation so that every move they make benefits my friend’s afflicted body.
Finally, thank You, Lord, for the healing you will bestow on my companion. Thank You for giving him another chance to enjoy his life. Thank You for the extra time I’ll have to spend with him, and thank You that he’ll have more time to spend with me soon. All of this I request in Your Name, Amen.
4. Prayer for Healing and Restoration
We serve a mighty God who is capable of complete physical healing. Invoke his healing power over your surgery and those you care about.
Lord, your Word promises healing and restoration, and I praise you for the marvels you continue to work today. Today, I assert those vows against my companion. I believe in the healing power of faith and prayer, and I ask that you begin your magnificent work in my friend’s life. Please reach down and surround my buddy with miraculous serenity and strength, and give her the faith to trust that with you, anything is possible. Keep her safe from Satan’s lies and discouragement, and allow her miraculous healing to begin. Amen.
5. Prayer for a Family Member Having Surgery
Dear Lord, I’m worried about my beloved relative who is on the operation table right now. I can’t help but worry when the surgeon performs the surgeries on her. There are numerous questions in my head concerning how she is doing. I understand, God, that this procedure is no longer in my hands, which is why I’m coming to You today.
Father, I give my loved one’s life to You. You are the creator of life and the ultimate healer. Take excellent care of him/her, God, as he/she is about to undergo surgery. Remove whatever is causing him/her body to malfunction.
Be with the surgeon as he performs this delicate operation, Lord. Allow him/her to do no harm to the body of my loved one. During the entire procedure, direct his/her hands. Allow him/her to find and remove the source of the ailment. Allow his/her hands to be as gentle as a feather while he/she slices the flesh open and then repairs it back up. Let no harm come to my loved one’s body.
I also pray to you God that You will reveal Yourself to my loved one in a very personal way during this surgery. Allow him/her to witness Your love personally. Reveal to her Your reason for letting this predicament in him/her life. God, may this situation bring him/her closer to You. Allow him/her to experience Your unfathomable serenity. I am confident that You will keep an eye on him/her throughout the procedure. He/She needs You now more than ever, therefore I appreciate You for being there for him/her at this time. God, take her in Your loving arms. Be him/her solace while she’s on the operation table.
Continue to be with him/her as he/she recovers from surgery, God. Allow him/her to feel Your love even more deeply by giving her a second chance at life. Allow him/her, Lord, to live his/her life for Your glory while also being a blessing to those she loves. All of this I pray in Your Name, Amen.
6. Prayers for Successful Surgery
As I undergo surgery, Heavenly Father, I take refuge in Your unchanging promises. Protect my physical body while the surgeon performs on me. Lord, send Your Spirit to the surgeon so that he can help me regain my health. I believe You are my healer, God, and that only You can restore my health.
Allow me to be fearless as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, Father. Please be my solace. Let Your love and mercy follow me even during this procedure. Please be with me at this moment when I am most vulnerable. Please give me peace of mind so that I don’t have to worry. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
7. Prayer for Spouse’s Surgery
A spouse’s operation can cause a lot of worrying thoughts and fears. Bring your worries to God and beg for His peace.
Please, Lord, make it your desire that my husband’s surgery today be successful. Bless and guide the hands of the surgeon. Give insight and understanding to the team that is keeping an eye on him. May they be endowed with supernatural power and knowledge.
Lord, soothe my anxiety and allow me to relax in your peace with confidence. May I have faith in your plan – a plan for a bright future! Give me strength and patience as I assist my husband in recovering from surgery. Grow our friendship as a result of this, and may we emerge with a stronger faith. In the name of Jesus, amen.
8. Guide My Doctor Prayer
Thank you, Loving Father, for being my Defender and giving me success in life. Thank you to the doctors and nurses who assisted with my operation. Please direct their thoughts and hands so that they can work with care and expertise. According to the Bible, you will battle for me while I stay still and rooted in you. Please work on my behalf as I lie still in my operation so that the operation is a success and I recover. You have loved me and have cleansed me of my sins by the blood of Jesus. Forever and ever, glory and dominion are yours. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
9. Strength for the Weary Prayer
Thank you, Mighty God, for being my creator. You understand me better than anyone else. You know exactly what is wrong with my body and what operation is required to correct it. Lord, please ensure the success of my procedure. You’ve said that you provide strength to the weary and empower the weak. Give me the confidence and calmness I need to face this operation. May your serenity, which exceeds all comprehension, keep my heart and mind safe. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
10. Recovery Prayer
Thank you, Generous Father, for creating all things and holding them together in you. My body is held together by your omnipotent will. My procedure will be successful because you have endowed medical personnel with the ability to perform it. You have stated that you are kind to everyone and that you care about what you have created. Assure me that I am safe in your caring care and that you will be there for me as I heal. Now, Lord of Peace, grant me peace at all times and in all ways. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
11. Medical Care Prayer
All-Knowing God, thank you for being all-powerful and capable of accomplishing anything you wish. Help me to be grateful for the access I have to medical care, which allows me to have the operation I require. I am really fortunate to have access to this operation and to be able to fund it financially. Your word states that you will answer the needy’s plea. In this time of need, hear my prayer and keep an eye on me. May the Father’s love, Son’s kindness, and the Spirit’s presence brighten my heart and bring serenity to my soul today and always. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Bible Verses and Scriptures to Pray During Surgery
Scripture reminds us of God’s promise of love and care in our lives. When you or someone you care about is about to undergo surgery, go over these reassuring Bible scriptures. Remind yourself to give your troubles to God in exchange for His divine serenity.
You can also put these Bible passages in a card and give it to someone who is about to have surgery. When it’s so simple to become apprehensive, it’s critical to maintain these reminders at the forefront of our minds.
- “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” – Isaiah 40:29
- “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7
- “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.” – Isaiah 26:3
- “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7