Best Prayer for Surgery

Woman in hospital bed saying prayer for surgery

15+ Versions of Powerful Prayer for Surgery, Bible Verses included

Table of Contents

Short Prayer for SurgeryPrayer for Surgery Recovery
Prayer for Surgery to Go WellPrayer for Surgery and Healing for a Friend
Prayer for Surgery for Family MemberPrayer for Surgery for Husband
Prayer for Surgery for MomPrayer for Surgery for Wife
Prayer for Surgery for DadScripture Prayer for Surgery
Prayer for Surgery for ChildSurgery Prayer for Family
Prayer for Surgery for SisterSeveral Encouraging Quotes to Share With Patient
Prayer for Surgery for BrotherThoughts / Wishes for Surgery
Prayer for Healing After SurgerySeveral Gift Ideas to Increase Patient’s Comfort Level
Prayer for Surgery for a Friend

Facing a scheduled or unexpected surgery can understandably cause us and our families and friends to feel fearful and anxious.

Not knowing what the outcome is going to look like and not being in control can take a toll on our nerves.

Spending time talking to God and asking Him to fill your heart with His peace that passes understanding will help you feel more calm and will lower your stress and anxiety.

God has promised to never leave or forsake us, so He is going to be with you and/or your loved one every single second.

Use the prayers below to guide your conversation with God before the surgery begins.

Here are 16 different versions of Prayer for Surgery. May you (or your loved one) have a very blessed and speedy recovery!

Short Surgery Prayer

  • Mighty Protector,

    You know me fully, and You delight over me.

    I am so grateful that You are always there!

    This surgery has me feeling stress and anxiety.

    I pray that You would calm my mind and my heart.

    Please help me to be still and trust that You are in control.


    Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Prayer for Surgery to Go Well

  • Loving Father,

    I know that You are always present.

    You are always in control, and that brings me comfort.

    Your word says not to be anxious about anything.

    I pray that You would cover me with Your perfect peace.

    Please grant the medical staff wisdom as they work.

    My help and my strength come from You.

    Thank You for loving me just because I am Yours.

    May Your protection be upon me.


    Woman doctor praying

Surgery Prayer for Family Member

  • Ever-present Lord,

    You are full of grace and compassion,

    And I know that You are watching over my dear one.

    There is nothing greater than Your love for them!

    I pray that their heart would not be troubled or afraid.

    You did not give a spirit of fear but of power and love.

    May they have a quick and successful recovery.

    Thank You for guarding and protecting my family member.


Surgery Prayer for Mom

  • Powerful Savior,

    You are love, and You don’t ever change.

    My beloved Mom is a blessing from You,

    And she loves me in a way

    That no other person on earth can.

    I pray that her surgery would go smoothly

    And that the medical staff would be wise.

    May she feel Your presence strongly today

    And when she is going through the healing process.

    May Your peace and protection cover my Mom.


    And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16

Surgery Prayer for Dad

  • Father of Glory,

    You are light, and You supply every need.

    Your faithfulness goes on to all generations.

    Thank You for the gift of my Dad,

    Who is my protector and provider.

    I pray, Lord, that You would watch over my Dad

    During the surgery and after the surgery.

    Please give him strength as he’s healing.

    May my Dad be safe, and may he feel Your peace.


    Mother saying prayer for child's surgery, they are in hospital bed, child is wearing oxygen mask holding teddy bear

Surgery Prayer for Child

  • King of Kings,

    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.

    Lord, You know that my child is an incredible gift!

    You created them and love him/her even more than I do.

    Thank You for placing him/her as a blessing in my life.

    I know You will watch over him/her every second of the surgery.

    Please comfort my child so that they are not fearful.

    I pray that they would know and feel You right by their side.

    Please spread Your protection over them as a blanket.

    May they have strength and comfort from You as they heal.


    Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3

Surgery Prayer for Sister

  • Divine Redeemer,

    Lord, You know how much I love my sister,

    And I know that Your love for her is never-ending.

    Thank You for the great blessing that my sister is.

    I ask that You would watch over her every moment.

    Please grant the medical staff wisdom as they work today.

    I ask that You would guard my sister with Your loving care

    As she is in surgery and also during the healing process.

    May Your perfect peace cover her mind and heart.


Surgery Prayer for Brother

  • Compassionate Father,

    Your great love for my brother is beyond compare,

    And You know just how special He is to me.

    I am grateful that You are present with him every moment.

    It brings me comfort to know that he is in Your hands.

    I pray, Lord, that his surgery would be successful,

    And that he would have a quick healing process.

    Thank You that we can always depend on You.

    May Your Name be blessed forever and ever.


When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your comforts delight me. Psalm 94:19

Prayer for Surgery for a Friend

  • God of All Grace,

    Your goodness is expressed in everything You do,

    And I know that you have my dear friend’s best interest at heart.

    I ask, Lord, that You would keep them in the palm of Your hand,

    That they would be guarded over and protected continually.

    May they feel Your presence and Your indescribable love,

    And I pray that the surgery and healing process would go smoothly.

    I am so grateful that You will be with my friend while I cannot.

    I lift Your Name up on high.


    Female surgeon praying in operation room at hospital

Surgery Recovery Prayer

  • Divine Healer,

    There is no one Holy like You, there is no one besides You.

    You are kind and righteous, and You possess the power to heal.

    I pray that You would place Your healing hand upon me/

    It brings me comfort to know that You will meet all my needs

    As I go through the recovery process after the operation.

    I ask that You would grant me peace and comfort and strength.

    Thank You for the many blessings You have given and continue to give.


Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Prayer for Surgery and Healing for a Friend

  • Merciful Father,

    You are extremely kindhearted and caring,

    And You abound in love and faithfulness.

    You are beautiful, and You see everything.

    I pray that You would wrap my dear friend up in Your loving arms

    And keep them there while they are in surgery and afterwards.

    May my friend have great peace and strength during their recovery.

    Thank You for being with them during the time I’m not able to.

    I ask that Your protection would constantly be upon them.


Healing After Surgery Prayer

  • God of All Comfort,

    Absolutely everything is known by You,

    Your understanding is beyond measure.

    You give life to every heart, life to the spirit.

    Please grant my doctor wisdom during my surgery.

    And afterwards, I pray for Your supernatural healing.

    Please restore me to health and heal my wounds.

    I pray all this confidently trusting and believing in You,


You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! Isaiah 26:3

Surgery for Husband Prayer

  • God of All Comfort,

    Every thought You have towards us and everything You do for us is in love.

    It is the best gift we could ever be given!

    You know, Lord, what an incredible blessing my husband is.

    It brings me comfort to know that You are constantly with him.

    I pray that the medical staff would make wise decisions as they work.

    In this moment, I choose to surrender him to You.

    May he feel your complete peace and comfort.

    I pray that he would have a quick healing process

    And that You would grant him an extra measure of strength.

    All of my hope and trust is in You.


Surgery for Wife Prayer

  • Faithful Father,

    You chose to love us before we loved You.

    You are here in our midst, and You have proven Your love so many times.

    First, I want to thank You for the wonderful gift that my wife is.

    May her surgery go smoothly as You keep her safe in Your loving arms.

    Please be with the doctor – may they work skillfully and be given wisdom.

    I pray that she would have a quick healing process that would go smoothly.

    I am trusting and believing in You as I place her in Your hands.


He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29

Woman cardiologist holding red knitted heart

Scripture Prayer for Surgery

  • Faithful and True Father,

    You are great and most worthy of praise!

    Honor and majesty are before You.

    You are The Only One who can truly give

    Peace and comfort in the midst of fear and anxiety.

    I come into Your presence with a grateful heart

    Because I know without a doubt that You are here

    And that You will cover me with Your protection.

    Thank You for Your promise to always be with me.


    For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; He is to be feared above all gods. Psalm 96:4

    Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Psalm 96:6

    The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8

Surgery Prayer for Family

  • Father of Glory,

    All power, glory, and victory belong to You,

    And we know that You are here with us right now.

    We are grateful for the many advancements

    That have made excellent medical care possible.

    You know that this operations affects each of us.

    We love and support one another, and we are a team.

    We know that You will be in the operating room

    Watching over and protecting our dear loved one.

    We pray that afterwards our family member

    Would focus on resting, relaxing and recovering.

    We pray that Your peace would put their mind at ease.

    We put our hope in Your unfailing love.


    But He takes pleasure in those who honor Him, in those who trust in His constant love. Psalm 147:11

Several Encouraging Quotes to Share With Patient

Courage is grace under pressure.

Ernest Hemingway

Be strong because things will get better. It may be stormy now but it never rains forever.

Evan Carmichael

Nothing but encouragement can come to us as we dwell upon the faithful dealing of our Heavenly Father in centuries gone by. Faith in God has not saved people from hardships and trials, but it has enabled them to bear tribulations courageously and to emerge victoriously.

Lee Robertson

Grateful African American woman wearing glasses and smiling with hands over heart

Thoughts/Wishes for Surgery

  • Remember that God loves You and that He is on your side. Wishing you a swift recovery!

  • We are in this together, and I’m going to be with you every step of the way.

  • Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • You’re in great hands, and the greatest of them are God’s.

  • Take all the time you need to relax, rest up and go through the recovery process.

  • I’m here for you. What can I do to help with your recovery journey?

  • You’re stronger than you know – you’re doing an awesome job!

  • If you need something, and I mean anything, just let me know.

  • I love and admire you. Having you in my life means a lot to me.

  • While you are focusing on healing, I am going to be taking care of your family by ____________ (examples could be: bringing meals to them, shopping for them, cleaning for them, reminding them to take good care of themselves, exercising with them, taking them to appointments and/or church, helping pay for bills, etc. – this would obviously be determined by specifically what the family needs and how you are able to help).

Several Gift Ideas to Increase Patient’s Level of Comfort

  1. Cozy pajamas. It will definitely be appreciated if you ensure that the seams will be soft and smooth against the patient’s skin. PJ’s that are tagless are a great option as well.

  2. Velvety slippers and/or socks. Make certain that the slippers or socks have grippers or rubber soles on the bottom for safety’s sake.

  3. Soft, snug blanket. It’s pretty much a guarantee that a blanket will be valued. Who doesn’t want to feel more warm and comfortable?!

    All of these items will assist in decreasing any anxiety the patient may have and will make their stay more pleasant.

Prayer For Surgery

I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment at the bottom of the page – it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, and it is my prayer that you (or the loved one you prayed for) have a very blessed, quick recovery! ❤

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To read an inspiring article about a boy who needed heart surgery since birth, click here: God’s Love Transforms Hearts.

Take advantage of the music video below – it’s very relaxing to listen to before surgery or while your loved one is in the operating room.

The song is named “Weightless,” and it’s been called the world’s most relaxing song. It significantly reduces a person’s general anxiety and also reduces a person’s normal physiological resting rate.

Take care, and may God greatly bless you!

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