27 Inspiring and Powerful Prayers to Pray Before Surgery

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Going into surgery can aggravate a patient’s fears. In one’s most vulnerable state, it can be a challenge to muster hope and courage. Your affliction has worn out not only your body, but also your positive spirits. When feeling afraid in the midst of pain and uncertainty, one way to soothe anxious hearts and minds is through sincere prayers. 

Praying before surgery helps to bring out the fearlessness in you. You’re reminded that you have more strength than fear because there are people who love you, and because you have faith. If you’re about to undergo a surgery, here are prayers that can help drive your worries away. By praying, you’re lifting the weight off your shoulders so that you enter the operating room braver and stronger than ever.

Prayers That Nurses and Doctors Can Pray

Surgeon’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, please take my hands and guide them. Grant me the strength to help my patients and their families. The skill to ease their suffering and the understanding to diagnose their needs. The kindness of heart to care for them and reassure their fear. Please be beside me on each and every case as I rely on you the greatest of healers. Amen.

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Prayer Before Surgery

God, the greatest master of healing arts, bless us and guide us. Make us your instrument in alleviating the pains of your ailing servants. Make our eyes alert, our hands skillful and sensitive, and fill our mental faculties with keenness to make righteous judgment so that others may live. Amen.

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Prayer For Strength And Healing

At every moment of our existence, you are present to us God, in gentle compassion. Help us to be present to one another so that our presence may be a strength that heals the wounds of time, and gives hope that is for all persons, through Jesus our compassionate brother.

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Prayer For Quick Recovery

May the love of Jesus and His healing power touch you in a special way this very hour. May the Savior’s strong arms and prayers of special friends embrace and hold you close until your body mends.

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Prayer For Renewed Body and Spirit

Today I lifted up your name before the Lord in prayer. I asked him to supply your needs, and keep you in his care. I pleaded with him to make you well, and take away your illness and pain, like the sunshine chases rain. Amen.

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Prayers for Doctors

Prayer For Skill

Dear God, These strong gloved fingers which I flex, this human hand which holds the knife, sterile now and steady – need thy guiding skill to help another life. Bless now this patient – thine and mind – who, under thee entrusts to me a precious life! God of the surgeon’s tireless strength, the surgeon’s finite skill, grant that I may be guided to do thy will. Amen.

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Prayer For Guidance

Dear God, These fragile hands that cut the flesh, steady them as if at rest. Bless this patient yours and mine whose very life is your design. Almighty God, I do pray guide my hand as I work today! Amen.

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Prayer for thy Healing Angels

Pour out, thy healing Angels, thy heavenly host upon me, and upon those that I love, let me feel the beam of thy healing Angels upon me. The light of your healing hands, I will let thy healing begin, whatever way God grants it, Amen.

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Patients’ Prayer for Surgery

Prayer For A Successful Operation

Loving Father, I entrust myself to your care this day. Guide with wisdom and skill the minds and hands of the medical people who minister in your Name, and grant that every cause of illness be removed.  That I may be restored to soundness of health and learn to live in more perfect harmony with you and with those around me. Through Jesus Christ. Amen. Into your hands, I commend my body and my soul. Amen.

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Prayer For Successful Surgery

O God, the source of all health. Fill my heart with faith. Be near me in times of weakness and pain. Although I know You are in control, I am apprehensive about what faces me. You made me, loved me, and have provided my surgeon with needed skill to perform a miracle in my behalf. Sustain me by Your grace that my strength and courage may not fail. Heal me according to Your will. Amen.

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Prayer For Restoring Strength and Wellness

Blessed Savior, I thank you that this operation is safely past, and now I rest in your abiding presence, relaxing every tension, releasing every care and anxiety, receiving more and more of your healing life into every part of my being. In moments of pain, I turn to you for strength. In times of loneliness, I feel your loving nearness. Grant that your life and love and joy may flow through me for the healing of others in your name. Amen.

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Healing Prayer

Lord Jesus, heal me. Heal in me whatever You see needs healing. Heal me of whatever might separate me from you. Heal my memory, heal my heart, heal my body, heal my soul. Lay Your hands gently upon me and heal me through Your love for me. Amen.

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Prayer Prior to Surgery

Father, we submit to your will whatever the outcome. Your will be done. Provide full recovery with no problems or long-term complications. Pour out the power of Christ for the grace and faith we need in this. Let your guardian angels carefully watch over us now.

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Prayer For a Loved One Undergoing Surgery

Lord I come before you today I need your healing power to heal my loved one – that he may recover from a successful surgery. I beg for your mercy oh Lord to give him the patience and endurance to surpass all the pain he is having right now. I pray to you most gracious and almighty God that he may get better and will be back on his normal life. In your name I pray amen.

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Prayer For the Afflicted

Almighty God,
you know that we are surrounded by many great dangers,
and because of our human frailty
we cannot withstand them.
Give us health of mind and body
so that we who suffer under sin
may overcome and win the victory in you;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

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Prayer For Guidance

Father, we trust You with our lives. Bless the surgeons and medical staff that will operate on us. Be with them and equip them to be extensions of Your healing hand. Remain present with me, Lord, even when I fall asleep from the pain medication. Help me to feel Your presence, and remember that You are always with me. Never leaving. Always faithful. Loving me more than I’m capable of understanding.

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Prayer For Faith and Forgiveness During Tough Times

Forgive us, Father, for doubting our purpose on earth. We confess just how often we run from what You are calling us to do because we feel it is too hard. And now, as we await the outcome of surgery, we feel compelled to reach back and grab every opportunity that has ever passed us by to walk behind Your Son in pursuit of Your will for our lives. Please forgive our disobedience, and lack of respect for Your timing and Your plans. Help us to place our current and future ambitions on bringing You glory, and the love of Your Son to all who know us.

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Prayer of Gratitude For Restored Body

Thank You for a life that is valuable to us and to those around us. We are worth enough to worry about, and thankful enough for the life we’ve been blessed with on this earth to covet our return to it and full restoration of it. With grateful hearts we come to You in praise for the gift of being able to trod this earth and experience Your love.

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Prayer of Acceptance

Father, let all who know me witness my peace in this process, and know that it is from You. Thank You for life, God. Bless and heal me today through this surgery. Whether You bring me through these ailments to restore me upright on this earth, or take me through to You, I trust You… today, and always. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Prayer for Protection

Dear God, today, I am facing a surgery that makes me feel anxious and afraid. I ask for Your protection as I enter the surgery room and the doctors work on my body. Please guide the surgeon’s hand as they perform the task that is set before them. Give them wisdom in every decision they make and help me to rely on You for strength. I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.

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Prayer Reflecting of Courage

My God and my Father, thank You that I do not have to fear anything because You are with me. Even when my body is afflicted with pain and my mind with worry, I am comforted because You are here. Please allow this surgery to go well and let me serve You all the rest of the days of my life. Help me to endure until the end when Jesus returns. I trust You, Lord, in every season and every moment. Be with me today, in Jesus’ name, amen.

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Prayer For Strength and Comfort Before Surgery

Dear God, I know that You alone have created and are in control over all things. The outcome of my surgery is one thing that I cannot control, and often, my anxiety and worries get the best of me. Today, I commit myself to You as I lie under the surgeon’s hand and my body begins the healing process. Lord, I believe You are Sovereign over all things and my Healing Physician. Let Your strength shine upon me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Prayer of Gratitude and Brighter Days Ahead

Lord God, going through an illness is never easy. It takes a toll on me and my loved ones. But despite the challenges and the pain, I offer you my gratitude for you give me solace and respite. Best of all, you give me hope and remind me of the beauty of life. I’m reminded of how my family and friends love me. And that alone is enough reason for me to keep going. As my surgery draws closer, I pray for Your divine presence to comfort my loved ones and lessen their anxieties. As for me, I’m just happy I have the chance to get better and be surrounded by the people who care about me. Amen.

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Prayer for Healing During Confinement

Dear God, thank You so much for your blessings and protection. The surgery went well and without any complications. Even when there were complications, thank You for guiding the doctor’s hands and giving them wisdom. As my body recovers, I pray for your continuous guidance. Your Presence, Lord God, soothes me and alleviates my fears and worries. Reminding me of the frailty of life, I will take care of myself to the best of my knowledge and ability from this point onward as I live according to Your will and purpose. Amen.

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Prayer of Faith and Surrender

Dear God, I surrender my loved one to You today. Thank You for the gift that they are to me. I trust You are in control over everything and that You will be in the surgery room with them when I cannot.

You are the Creator and Author of life. Nothing is sustained without You. Our very next breath comes only from You. Keep my loved one in the palm of Your hand today.

No matter what happens, I trust in You, for You are my God. Please let this surgery go smoothly and without any complications. Let the healing process be quick, restful, and without pain. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Prayer of Gratitude Before Surgery

Dear God, thank you for being with me today before I go into surgery. In Your Word, You have promised that it is You who goes before me. Even though I cannot always feel You near to me, I know and trust that You are here.

Thank You for the surgery that is happening today. Thank You that when I am unconscious in the operation room, Your Presence will be surrounding me and comforting my mind. I am so thankful that You are always with me.

prayer of gratitude before surgery

Prayer For Healing of the Mind and Body

Father, praise You for this life. As we prepare for surgery to the body You have given us, many things flow into our minds and out of our hearts as we lie in wait. Yet, You reassure us by lovingly saying: “I am the Lord who heals you.”

We have an end picture in our minds as to what “healed” looks like for us, and desperately look to You for assurance that our lives and our pain will be healed. You are above all, see all, know all, and are capable of healing all. When Jesus walked the earth, He healed by the touch of His hand and the sound of His voice. We pray to feel Your healing hand upon us, Lord, and hear Your voice of peace and tranquility boom over the loud pain that throbs through our minds and bodies.

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We hope that you found an appropriate prayer for surgery and that your patients go home happy and healthy.

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