7 Calming Prayers For A Successful Surgery

December 27, 2022

Alberta Vadnais

Alberta Vadnais

Author & Non-profit Consultant

Alberta Vadnais

Alberta Vadnais

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For many people, going under the knife can be a scary thing to think about. There’s always the fear of going in and never seeing the faces of those who they love. It is very human to feel so anxious.

However, as Christians, one thing that can help quell your fears is prayer. Prayer gives you peace by reminding you of God’s promise to be your sustenance. 

You can pray to God for protection, both mentally and physically. You can ask Him to guide the surgeon and all the medical staff during the procedure. Understanding that it is always His desire that you remain in good health, goes a long way in giving you all the courage that you need to face surgery.

This article provides you with a great selection of prayers for surgery. These prayers will help to strengthen your faith in God’s ability to preserve and protect you or anyone you love.

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Prayer For Surgery For A Family Member

Heavenly King,

Thank you for the life and health You have blessed my family and me with. Today I come before You on behalf of (name) who is going into surgery soon. Lord, as they prepare to undergo this procedure, I ask that You will be with them and our family. Give us the courage we need to go through with it. I ask that you take the surgeon's hands in Yours so that the surgery will go smoothly.

I also pray for my loved one that they would know the peace that only You can give, even in this seemingly troubled time. The peace that passes all human understanding. Your peace that stills every storm in their hearts and minds. Fill us with your spirit of comfort daily.

Thank you, Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Prayer For Surgery For A Friend

Lord,

I thank You for my dear friend, who is going into surgery soon. I understand that they may be worried about the entire process and even the recovery after. O, Great Physician, I know that healing comes from You, which is why I bring them before You today. Guide them and lead them by the hand through the entire process.

Let every feeling of anxiety or fear be calmed by Your presence. Help them to focus not on their feelings but on Your word and promises to them. In the operation room, let Your hands work on them through the surgeons. Let every cut and incision be done with the precision and wisdom that You provide. May no complications arise and may my friend come out healthy.

At the end of it all, let all glory be returned to you in Jesus' name, Amen.

Prayer For a Successful Recovery After Surgery

Dear Lord,

Thank you for a successful surgery. It is only by Your grace that we have come this far and I am so grateful. Lord, I also commit the recovery process into Your able hands. Let Your healing hands lead me to a place of total restoration. Protect me from every infection or injury that could complicate my healing. Shield me from mental issues that could cause me to be depressed and not see Your hand all over my life.

Watch over me Lord and bless every step of my recovery. Let everything I need be supplied. Give my family and friends the strength and wisdom they need even as they look after me here on earth. Fill me with hope daily and the knowledge that You hold my future in Your hands so that I won't be afraid.

In Jesus' name, Amen

Gratitude Prayer After a Successful Surgery

Father,

Thank You that You made all things, and in You, all things hold together. My body holds together because of your sovereign mercy and grace. I thank you, Father, for a successful surgery. Thank You for watching over me during the surgery. I am so grateful for Your presence which was beside me, enveloping and comforting me all the way. Thank you for the wisdom You so generously supplied to the surgeon and everyone in that room. You alone coordinated all their efforts into the big success that happened.

Thank you so much Father, because You never stop watching over me and working things together for my good. Help me to keep trusting in You every step of my recovery and beyond.

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Prayer Of Protection During a Surgery

Beloved Father,

You alone are my shield and my strength. You alone are my refuge and fortress, my God whom I trust. Today I ask you for protection from harm in the surgery that I am about to go into. Time and time again, You have preserved my life, in times when I was aware and the many other times I have been ignorant. For that I am grateful. I ask You to please guide the hands of the surgeon so that the operation is effective. Surround me with your power and protect me from the attempts of the evil ones.

Keep my mind in peace. Remind me every moment that my life is in Your hands. You alone are the author of my future days so I will not be afraid of any other thing. Fill me with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit I may abound in hope.

In Jesus' name, Amen

Prayer Before Surgery For a Spouse

Dear God,

Thank you for bringing my spouse into my life. They've been such a blessing and testimony to the love You have for me. Lord, my partner is going in for a surgery soon. Please help me to be the support they need every step of the way. Help me to reflect Your patient and unconditional love for them in this trying time.

Fill the doctors with Your divine wisdom on how to carry out my spouse's surgical procedure. I pray for a quick healing and recovery for my lover after the entire treatment. Grant them the grace to go through this season of their life without fear or anxiety. Give them an awareness of Your loving presence at every point. Speak peace to every storm of doubt in their minds as they prepare for surgery. Thank You because You have promised to never leave us.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer For a Child Having a Surgery

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the beautiful bundle of joy that my child is. Going under the knife is a new experience for them and it's never easy for adults, much less my precious kid. I ask that you fill my baby's heart with the courage to face this procedure squarely.

Grant the entire medical team all the wisdom, compassion and steady hands they need to do their job excellently. Let Your hands be upon the surgeon's, guiding them throughout the procedure. I pray for Your healing hand to rest upon my little one's body during and after the surgery.

Please help my child to wake up soundly after it all and ease any pain that they may be experiencing. It's not easy for me as a parent either, so I ask Lord, that You give me the strength and courage to believe Your promises and wait on You. Help me to place my trust in You and not the doctor because my kid's life is in Your hands.

Mighty Healer, to You commit my child and everything that concerns them.

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Final Thoughts

Surrendering yourself, your friends, and family to the Lord in these prayers for surgery is the best way to prepare for such a time. It helps you put away your fears and trust Him absolutely as the perfect Healer.

It is also always helpful to fill your mind with God’s promises of protection and preservation by meditating on Scripture. It builds your faith in who He is and serves as a constant reminder of His love and intentionality about you.

It’s not easy to let go of your thoughts and quell your fears. But with prayer and faith as little as a mustard seed, you can achieve anything with God.

Rest assured that He will never leave or forsake you. He will heal you.

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