Often the fear of surgery is associated with venturing into the unknown. You never know what might just happen the next moment.
If you are one of those who believe in miracles then reading these prayers for surgery will add more power to your faith.
Prayers can often be underrated or underestimated, but it is not so. If done the right way it can do wonders. That’s the power of faith and patience.
In crucial times, when you can think of nothing but giving up, turn back to these prayers, God will definitely hear your call. Sometimes things are not in your hand, what destiny holds always remains a mystery, but you can’t afford to lose hope at any cost.
You need to hold on and be strong so that you can handle others too with utmost care.
Remember that it’s not the time to shed tears, it’s time to be cautious and faithful. Believe in what’s destined to happen.
Believe in God, and He shall guide you through this devastating phase and give His benediction.
Here are some of the powerful orisons that you must read in such times of despair.
Prayers For Surgery
Most loving Heavenly Father, I commit my physical body to You today as I undergo a delicate surgery. Guide the hands of the surgeons as well. Thank You, Father, for giving them the skills and talents that can heal the sick and bring hope to the dying. Thank You for giving them sharp minds and calm hearts so that they can perform the operation without causing harm to my body.
Father God, as I fall into unconsciousness under the anesthetic, and as parts of my body are put under the surgeons’ knives, continue to touch me with Your healing hand. I trust, God, that You are my Healer. You alone have the power to take away this affliction I have. I believe that there is no disease more powerful than Your Name, God. In Jesus’ name, I rebuke this illness inside my body. Begone, in the name of Jesus.
After the surgery is done, thank You, God, for You will grant me restored health. Thank You for another chance at life that I may continue to serve You and give glory to Your Name. As I go on with my life after surgery, I ask You to always enable me to be salt and light to those around me. Help me to live my life in accordance with Your will.
Once again, I commit my body to You, as well as my soul. Be with me in this operation, and be with the doctors especially. In Your Name, I ask all these things, Amen.
Compassionate Father, thank you that your word revives my soul, gives wisdom to my mind, and produces joy in my heart. Your word says that those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Help me to seek you with my whole heart as I undergo surgery. Guide the hands of the surgeon so that the operation may be safe and successful. May the peace of God reign in my life, the love of God surrounds me, the Spirit of God empowers me and the joy of God upholds me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayers Before Surgery
Following are some of the prayers faithful can recite before the surgery of their loved ones or themselves.
Most loving Heavenly Father, I commit my physical body to You today as I undergo a delicate surgery…
Heavenly Father, author of life, thank You that I am able to undergo this life-saving operation. Thank You for the doctors, nurses, and surgeons who will serve as channels of Your healing for me today. Thank You for blessing them with intelligent minds that know exactly what to do, steady hands that can gently help repair my body, and compassionate hearts that always put their patients first. As this operation takes place, God, I ask that You oversee every moment of it. Help the surgeons to do no harm to my body. Enable me to rest in Your peace, God, as I await a full recovery soon. I am forever grateful to You for giving me another chance at life. I commit all aspects of this surgery to You, Lord, for you are in control of everything. In Your Name, I pray, Amen.
Dearest Lord, I entrust my life to You today as I go on the operating table. May Your hand be upon the surgeons and doctors who will do the operation. Allow them to act as extensions of Your healing hands. Enable them to be the instruments that will help me recover my strength. As I fall asleep from the anesthetic, I ask You to be with me always. Allow me to feel Your presence. Let Your peace surround me even as I am unconscious. I trust in Your promise, God, that when I call to you for help, you will heal me. All these things I ask in Your Name, Amen.
Adonai, You are with me in my moments of strength and of weakness. You know the trembling of my heart as the turning point draws near. Grant wisdom and skill to the mind and hands of those who will operate on me, and those who assist them. – Prayer from Judaism
Save your servant, O Sustainer of Life, From too early a death. Free me of that affliction of believers Who so easily become rigid of heart In their journeys to you.
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 …
O Jesus Christ, Messiah and Lord, grant me joyful acceptance of the surgery which awaits me, and let this be the relief and cure which I seek …
Loving Father, thank you that you are my Defender and that you give me victory in life. Thank you for the doctors and nurses involved in my surgery. Please guide their minds and hands that they may work with care and skill. The Bible says that you will fight for me while I remain still, rooted in you. As I lay still in my operation, please work on my behalf so that the operation is a success and I get better. You have loved me and have freed me from my sins by Jesus’ blood. To you be glory and dominion forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayers For Surgery Of A Family Member
Dearest God, I am deeply concerned now about my loved one who is on the operating table. As the surgeon performs the procedures on her, I cannot help but be worried. There are a lot of questions in my mind that come up about how she is doing. I know, God, that this surgery is out of my hands now, which is why I’m coming to You today. I commit the life of my loved one to You, Father. You are the author of life, and You are the ultimate healer. Take good care of her, God, as she is going under the surgeon’s knife. Take away whatever it is that is negatively affecting her body.
Be with the surgeon, too, Lord, as he performs this delicate operation. Enable him to do no harm to my loved one’s body. Direct his hands during the entire course of the surgery. Allow him to locate the site of disease and remove it. As he cuts the flesh open and patches it back up afterwards, let his hands be gentle as a feather. Let no damage be done on my loved one’s body. I also ask, God, that through this surgery, You will show Yourself in a very personal way to my loved one. Let her experience Your love firsthand.
Reveal to her Your purpose in allowing this circumstance in her life. May she know You more deeply through this situation, God. Let her experience Your peace that surpasses all understanding. I trust that You are watching over her through the entire operation. She needs You now more than ever, so I thank You for being there for her at this time. Hold her in Your loving arms, God. Be her comfort while she is on the operating table.
Continue to be with her, God, as she recovers after the surgery. Let her experience Your love even further through the blessing of having another chance at life. Enable her, Lord, to live her life for Your glory as well as to be a channel of blessing to the ones she loves. All these I pray in Your Name, Amen.
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Prayers For Surgery Of A Friend
Many times, it’s our dear friends who are facing the trauma of surgery and they need all the support and prayers for healing.
Dearest Lord, my friend is about to undergo a very delicate surgery. Just thinking about the operation makes me very worried for his well-being. But Lord, I trust that You are sovereign. You are in control of this situation. My friend’s life is in Your hands. I ask that You surround me with Your peace that I may not worry and that You also touch my friend with Your powerful healing hands.
Bless the surgeons as well, God. Give them steady, dexterous hands as they operate on my friend. Keep their minds sharp all throughout the operation, so that every move they make will serve to help my friend’s ailing body.
At the end of it all, thank You, Lord, for the healing you will impart to my friend. Thank You for giving him an additional opportunity to live his life. Thank You for the extra time I will be able to spend with him and thank You that he will be able to spend time with me again soon. All these I ask in Your Name, Amen.
By the power of every moment of your goodness, may all dangers be averted and all disease be gone. May no obstacle come across your way. May you enjoy fulfillment and long life. – Buddhist Healing Prayer
So we call upon you today as our friend has this surgery. Protect and keep him (or her) within your heavenly arms …
Prayers for Someone Recovering from Surgery
Sometimes recovery can be harder to overcome than surgery. Healing the body after surgery requires ample time and patience. One has to undergo a lot of pain, medications, and therapy to get back to normalcy. During such times, it’s our prayers that can sustain our dear one’s own efforts.
I give thanks unto You, Adonai, that, in mercy, You have restored my soul within me. Endless is Your compassion; great is Your faithfulness. I thank You, Adonai, for the rest You have given me through the night … – Morning Prayer from Judaism
Lord, let us empty of all doctrines, The Tao is wisdom eternally inexhaustible. Fathomless for the mere intellect, The Tao is the law wherewith all things come into being. – Prayer for Balance from Taoism
Please give me the light of your wisdom / To dispel the darkness of my mind / And to heal my mental continuum. / Please nourish me with your goodness. – Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni
May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness; / May all be free from sorrow and the causes of sorrow; / May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrow less… – Traditional Buddhist Prayer from Buddhism
The following prayer to Mary has especially helped me when I was dealing with a friend’s battle against cancer.
Shrine of the Spirit, pray for us. Glory of Israel, pray for us. Vessel of selfless devotion, pray for us. Mystical Rose, pray for us. Tower of David, pray for us. Tower of ivory, pray for us … – Litany of Mary Prayer from Catholicism
More than ever I find myself in the hands of God. This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth. But now there is a difference; the initiative is entirely with God. – Pedro Arrupe, SJ
Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are, quite naturally, impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ excerpted from Hearts on Fire
O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God, in three Divine Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; I believe that Thy Divine Son became man and died for our sins … – Act of Faith prayer
I lift up my eyes to the mountains; What is the source of my help? My help comes from Adonai… – Psalm 121
Loving God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. – Enriching Our Worship 2: Ministry with the Sick or Dying
Omnipotent and eternal God, the everlasting Salvation of those who believe, hear us on behalf of Thy sick servant …
Adonai is my shepherd; I shall not want/ He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. – Psalm 23
Lord, look upon me with eyes of mercy. May Your healing hand rest upon me …
I offer you my life, heart, mind, body, soul, and spirit. I surrender to you my past, present, and future problems.
Generous Father, thank you that you made all things, and in you, all things hold together. My body holds together because of your sovereign will. My surgery can be successful because you have blessed the medical professionals with the gifts to carry it out. You have said that you are good to all, you have compassion on all you have made. Give me assurance that I am safe under your compassionate care and that you will be with me as I recover. Now may you, the Lord of Peace, give me peace at all times and in every way. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Heavenly Father, thank you that you are God, and there is no other, you are God, and there is none like you. You have promised that when I pass through the waters, you will be with me, the rivers will not sweep over me, the fire will not burn me. Protect me during this surgery, Lord. Hear my prayer and bring physical healing to my body. May your peace be in my heart, your grace be in my words, your love be in my hands and your joy be in my soul. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
All the above prayers are very powerful and effective in healing, recovering children, and for cancer patients also.