There are a lot of things in this world that we can question God for. These concerns mainly involve suffering especially when it is deemed undeserved. Undergoing surgery can be on that list. Some people tend to think that they are supposed to receive supernatural healing for their bodies all the time. But we know very well that that is not how God works. He uses doctors, medicines and even surgical operations to bring about His perfect will for our lives.

Surgery may be a scary time in the life of most of us. But as long as we put our faith in the Giver and Sustainer of life, we can be assured that He is watching over us. Read through these prayers for surgery and be strengthened by the enabling power of Jesus Christ.

Short Prayer Before Surgery

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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. 

Prayer for Healing Recovery

Father, I want to thank you that [insert name] has had her operation, and all went so successfully. I want to thank you for such perfect timing that only you could have worked out so meticulously. Lord I pray that you will really comfort her in the days ahead as she copes with the pain of surgery. Heal her Lord. Please comfort her and bring her peace. Soothe her when he is distressed, and let her get sound sleep; healing sleep. I ask all these things in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

Prayer for Healing and Restoration

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Lord, your Word speaks promises of healing and restoration and I thank you for the miracles you still perform today. Today I claim those promises over my friend. I believe in the healing power of faith and prayer and I ask you to begin your mighty work in the life of my friend. Please reach down and surround my friend with supernatural peace and strength and give her the faith to believe that all things are possible for you. Protect her from Satan’s lies and discouragement and let her miraculous healing begin. Amen.

Prayer for Spouse’s Surgery

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Lord, please let it be your will that my husband’s surgery at this moment will be successful. Bless and guide the surgeon’s hands. Give wisdom and understanding to the team who is watching over him. May they be given supernatural strength and knowledge. 

Lord, calm my nerves and help me to to confidently relax in your peace. May I trust in your plan – a plan that is for a good future! Give me strength and patience in the coming day as I help my husband recover from this surgery. Grow our relationship through this and may we come out of it with a stronger faith. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Loved One Undergoing Surgery

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

Prayer of Thanksgiving Before Surgery

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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.

Thank You for the doctors and nurses who will be working on me. Bless them today and let me be a reflection of Your grace towards them. May You receive all the glory for how well this surgery goes today.

Thank You for taking care of me. Thank You for promising me that You will be with me and will not leave me or forsake me. Remind me of this truth constantly. Thank You for Your precious promises. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Your Child Before Their Surgery

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Dear God, I commit my child into Your hands as they prepare to go into surgery. Thank you so much for all of the fun times we have shared and for the joy they bring into my life. Please take care of them while I am separated from them for a little while.

Heal whatever is ailing them and guide the doctor’s and nurse’s hands to skillfully, carefully, and quickly do what they need to do. Help my child to not be afraid and to feel Your hand resting upon them as they are left alone with strangers in a strange room.

Protect them and watch over them and keep them healthy. Let their healing process be quick and without any further complications. Thank You, Lord, for being with us both today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer to Pray Before Surgery

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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.

Let me feel Your presence go with me as I go into the doctor’s office today. Be with me as You have promised. You have promised never to leave nor forsake me. Stay with me when I wake and go through the healing and recovery process.

Thank You that I do not have to fear anything because You are with me. 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.

Prayer Acknowledging God’s Sovereignty Before Surgery

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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.

I need to feel Your presence today and be reminded of the truth: that You have everything in Your hand. Today, I commit myself to Your sovereignty 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. Help me to rely on Your strength and not my own. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Your Grandparents Before Surgery

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Dear God, today my grandparent is going into surgery and I am anxious about them. Please give my grandparents peace right now as they prepare to go into surgery.

Put Your healing hand upon them and keep the surgeon’s hand steady as they carefully mend what is causing trouble for my grandparent.

Please let my grandparent have a quick and full recovery and for there to be no complications. Show them how loved they are by both their family and friends and use this to draw them closer to You. May You get all the glory, Lord.

Thank You so much for blessing me with the gift of having grandparents and for their impact on my life. Let them impact and encourage more people on this earth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 Prayer of Surrender Before Surgery

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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.

Protestant Prayer

Heavenly Father, grant me joyful acceptance of the surgery which awaits me and let this be the relief and cure which I seek. Make skilled the work of the surgeon and that of his team for it is unto their knowledge and skill that I give myself for healing. I pray to You, O Lord, that this procedure will be without complication, and that my recovery will be speedy and complete. Amen.

Prayer After Surgery

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Heavenly Father, 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.

Dealing With Complications After Surgery 

Heavenly Father, my surgery has not proceeded as planned. As I endure unanticipated complications, treatments and setbacks, I face a new and difficult set of decisions on my journey toward wholeness and healing. The path which once seemed so clear is suddenly more dangerous, and my fears have returned. Bless my doctors with wisdom and skill, with compassion, focus and dedication, as we work to overcome this challenge. Bless my family with ease and comfort. Give us energy and endurance, tranquility and peace. Remind them to care for themselves and each other, even as their hearts and prayers turn to me. Amen.

A Prayer for Surgery

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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 in Exodus 15:26, “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.

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. 

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. 

Father, we trust You with our lives. For You promise us: “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” (Psalm 30:2) 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.

And now for the hardest part: Truly trusting the outcome of my life in Your hands. For it’s when our plans for healing don’t look the same as Yours that we become frustrated, and faith threatens to pull out of our hearts. Doubt can seep in through the cracks in unexpected circumstances. In those moments, Lord Jesus, strengthen us to remember You. Your ways are not our ways, because only You can claim true love for us. Only You know what is perfect and just in the daily happenings of our lives. Our time here is so fleeting, but our belief in You, Jesus, sets us apart and ensures us life everlasting. Pain free and full of peace. 

Help us to hold on to that belief. To hold onto You. As we travel this road of uncertainty, send Your Holy Spirit to inspire our heart’s memory of Your sweet words of promise. Help us to recall and repeat the promises You have given us through Your Word. Be with our families and friends as they worry and wonder what the outcome will be. Inspire Your love in their hearts and assure them that my life is in Your hands. 

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.