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Prayers for Successful Surgery Followed By Full Healing and Recovery

  • Meg Bucher (Megs) Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer
  • 2017 13 Jun
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Surgery, whether a minor or major one, can be scary and filled with anxiety. When the ache of the unknown looms in front us as we place our lives in the hands of surgeons, prayer gives peace to our hearts and physically tired bodies. Use these prayers for yourself, or with friends and family before heading into surgery. Praise God for the ability that modern medicine provides and petition for a successful surgery with quick healing and recovery. 

“God will take care of everything you need.” (Philippians 4:19 The Message) How do we trust that God will take care of us as He does the birds and the trees? Believing God’s Word will fan the flame of our faith as we live it out in hard circumstances. May your faith be strengthened as God answers your prayer for successful surgery.

A Prayer for Surgery

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.

Prayer for Healing and Restoration

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.

Short Prayer Before 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. 

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 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 Spouse's Surgery

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 husbsand recover from this surgery. Grow our relationship through this and may we come out of it with a stronger faith. In Jesus' name, amen.

Prayer for Healing Power

Father God, many of us need healing. I need healing for past hurts, random physical pains that I allow to waylay my days and Spiritual healing for various reasons. I reach up to You to receive this healing so that I may be whole and that I may be able to then minister to others in a way that brings You fullness of glory. How wonderful to be able to worship You without stain or blemish and to be totally healed. Show others Your healing power so that they may also be healed and walk in wholeness. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen! - Dawn Mast

Prayer to Recieve Healing

Dear God, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I reach forward today, touch the hem of Your garment, and receive my healing. Yes, I want to get well. Give me the faith to walk in freedom and victory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. - Sharon Jaynes

A Prayer for a Miracle

Lord, Jesus, here I am again, asking You to do what only You can do in my life. Scripture tells me that You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. You are the God who performs miracles! So do a miracle in me! Heal me through and through! Deliver me from my tendency toward anxiety and worry. Show me how You fight for me. Give me a vision for what a healthy-healed-me looks like, and help me to go after that girl with tenacity and purpose. Take my efforts and multiply them, Lord. My soul waits for You to do what only You can do. I love You, Lord. Amen. - Susie Larson

Prayer for the Sick: Health of Mind and Body

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.

Amen. 9Source: Gregorian Sacramentary, 8th Century, Historic Collect for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany)

Prayer for Healing while Hospitalized

Gracious Father,
all health and healing are gifts from your hand.
We pray for {Name},
give his/her doctors and nurses the wisdom and skill
as they work for his/her healing.
While he/she waits and faces many unknowns,
calm all doubts and fears with the Word of your promise
that nothing can separate us from your love
that is ours in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:39).
Speed {Name}’s healing if it is your will,
and give him/her an extra measure of patience
as he/she waits for you to work all these things for his/her good (Romans 8:28);
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Paul C. Stratman

Let us pray over your surgery. What are you facing today that we can join in praying for healing and peace over? Join our large praying community in the comments below.

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This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Visit our most popular prayers if you are wondering how to pray or what to pray. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can't find the words to pray.

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