7 Comforting Prayers to Pray Before Surgery

Prayers before surgery give peace and assurance to those about to go into surgery, whether it’s for you or a loved one. 

Prayer is essential to the Christian faith and can be beneficial before surgery. Whether you are about to go into surgery or know someone who is, these prayers will provide comfort and peace. We know God is with us during this time, and we can rely on Him for strength.

What Does a Prayer Before Surgery Mean?

Even a short prayer can calm our spirit and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to our loved ones or us. Prayer before surgery is a way to ask God for strength and comfort. You can use prayer to express your gratitude for His provision and ask for His protection during this time. 

Prayer before surgery lets you put your mind and heart at ease by giving your requests to God and trusting Him with the outcome. Prayer allows you to surrender your desires to His will. And that regardless of the circumstance, His promise still stands that He wants what’s best for us.

Prayer Before Surgery

Why is a Prayer Before Surgery Important?

Prayer before surgery is crucial because it reminds us that God is in control. It is a way to surrender our fears and concerns to Him and trust that He will take care of us. There may be uncertainties and things we cannot control during surgeries, but praying before surgery allows us to release those things into God’s hands.

Praying is also a perfect time for you and your loved ones to come together and support each other. It’s not only the person who goes through the surgery who needs prayers but also the people surrounding them. So, if you know someone about to have surgery, offer to pray with them.

Below are Christian prayers for surgery that can help you in this season of your life. We all believe in one God who can do beyond what we can think or even imagine and perform miracles. These prayers for surgery will surely help you.

Prayer Before Surgery for Oneself

A Prayer of Surrender

Heavenly Father,

I am about to go into surgery, and I surrender everything to you. I hand over my fears, my concerns, and all of the things I cannot control. Please give me strength and courage. Be with me during this time, and help me remember that you are in control.

The thought of undergoing surgery, Lord, is not easy. Many things can go wrong, and I may never live a normal life again. I surrender these thoughts to You. Please take it captive and release to me Your peace that goes beyond understanding. This surgery, God, is nothing but a display of Your love for me. You have never let me down in the past, and I know You will take my hand as my surgery starts.

Lord Jesus, I surrender my current and future ambitions and plans to You. You have numbered my days and know my very next breath.

I trust you will take care of me. I surrender to You the outcome of my surgery, knowing and receiving that You will never leave my side. Thank You for a successful surgery. Amen.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Heavenly Father,

Into Your healing hand, I entrust my life and future. I entrust my life to our Lord Jesus Christ. Also, I praise You for You are a good God. I thank You, our Almighty God, for the energy with which He has blessed me. Thank You for bringing me credible and trustworthy medical people.

Today, I live as a testimony of Your unending and immeasurable grace. We come to you with grateful hearts for always being on our side.

Today is the day that You have made, and we will sing praises filled with hearts filled with gratitude for a successful surgery ahead.

Thank You for the Holy Spirit, and may my guardian angels carefully watch the surgery. You have always been a loving heavenly Father, and I rest on this love.

Thank You for who You are in my life and who you continue to be. Thank You for the gift of every day and the blessings that You have allowed me to enjoy. And thank You for the gift of salvation.

In Jesus Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.

A Prayer of Acknowledging God’s Sovereignty

Christ Jesus,

I come into Your presence in this surgery prayer. I declare Your sovereignty over my situation, my health, and my upcoming surgery.

You are sovereign over my physical body, sovereign over the doctor’s hands, and sovereign over this loud pain I feel.

Sometimes I feel anxious and deeply concerned about what will happen. Yet in all, You remain to be my healing Physician.

Jesus Christ, Our Lord, despite all the pain, I receive that my healing process starts today.

You know the start, the end, and the in-between things in my life. Nothing will ever shock You or even throw You off. Lord God, never have You worried, so I will not worry myself.

I lift my prayers for surgery and trust in Your healing power and peace as I fall asleep tonight.

You are sovereign not just in my surgery, Lord, but in every situation and season of my life.

In Jesus Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer Before Surgery for Other People

Prayer Before Surgery

A Prayer for Your Spouse Before Surgery

Lord God,

I come humbly and with frailty in this surgery prayer as my spouse will be having surgery. I rally the heavens with praises and prayers for surgery in the name of our Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Lord, I pray for your strength as we go through this challenging time as husband and wife.

Equip me to be Your healing hand to my spouse, especially in this surgery. Give me the grace to love and care for my spouse as you do.

I pray for your healing power to be upon her and successful surgery, Father. I pray for total healing, a life lived in peace and a joyful acceptance of the outcome.

Mold me to be the spouse you designed me to be, not just as my spouse goes through surgery but in all the days of our lives.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I surrender everything.


A Prayer for Your Child Before Their Surgery

Almighty God,

We commit our child to your loving care and sovereignty. We know that they are going through different emotions and concerns as the day of the surgery is near. As parents, we know that the best we can do is to fill the heavens with prayers for surgery.

You have blessed us with our child, and we thank You for the privilege of being parents. In this surgery prayer, we ask that You give them peace and assurance.

We pray that you provide for their every need and future needs.

We pray that our child goes into the surgery room. May You prepare every medical staff. As our child lay on the operating table, may their minds be upon you. As the surgeon performs the operation, I pray for wisdom.

We thank You, our eternal God, for a successful operation as we give to You our prayer for healing for our child.

In the name of our loving Father, we trust.


A Prayer for your Parents or Grandparents Before Surgery


One of our family members is going to undergo surgery soon. We come to You with a prayer for healing and Your abiding presence to be with them.

As the body begins to experience human frailty, we pray that you fill their hearts and minds with Your Word that supplies them with everything good.

I pray for the pain medication to work in the body of our family member. We pray for Your healing hands to touch them. If possible, God, let them not go through the surgery anymore.

But if it is Your will, Jesus Christ, our Lord, that they do, I pray for a successful operation and a full recovery. Jesus Christ, be with them in the operation room as they undergo delicate surgery.

May You guide the surgeon’s hand, and may they remain present always.

You are our sovereign God, and we know these prayers will not fall on deaf ears. We thank you for healing and Your favor.

In the name of our Jesus Christ, our Lord, I pray.


A Prayer For Your Friend Before Surgery

Christ Jesus,

Today I pray for my friend who will be going into surgery. I entrust my friend to you, God.

As Jesus walked on water, I know nothing is impossible in Your name. We believe in your healing and that they can safely pass this challenge in their life.

God, I pray for a successful operation, a quick recovery process, and complete healing. Bless them and protect them.

I surrender in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

How to Prepare Being in Prayer Before Surgery

Here are some ways how you can prepare before praying.

  • Take some time to calm your mind and body, and prepare to receive from Christ. You can do this by sitting or standing comfortably, closing your eyes, and taking slow, deep breaths.
  • Focus your thoughts on God. Take a few moments to think about who He is and what He has done for you.
  • Express your prayers out loud or in silence. It is up to you how you want to pray. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Just be honest with God and express what is in your heart.
  • End your prayer time by thanking God for His love and care for you. Thank Him for His provision and protection, even during times of surgery.

Bible Verses to Include in Prayer Before Surgery

2 Timothy 1:7

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” 

A health scare can be threatening, but God’s Word reminds us that we shall not fear when facing different trials. He will empower us, give us the courage to face anything, and hope in His goodness.

Isaiah 40:29

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” 

God can give us complete and total healing and the strength that will never run out. He is able, and he can do what most people think is impossible.

1 Peter 5:7

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 

God understands that anxiety and doubts may kick in when we face an upcoming surgery. He reminds us that we can surrender it to Him safely, past any doubts we have.

Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 

The verse is one of the most reassuring verses that I have encountered. God gives us a blueprint of what we need to do when we feel anxious – stop, praise, and receive His peace.

Isaiah 26:3

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.” 

As we go through our prayers, we must constantly think about His goodness. Faith believes in His goodness even if the things around us are not.

Prayer Before Surgery

In Conclusion

A prayer is a powerful tool that we can use to surrender our fears and concerns to God. It is a way for us to thank Him for His provision and protection, even during times of surgery. If you or someone you know is about to go into surgery, take some time to pray these prayers. 

Just be honest with God and express what is in your heart. He will meet you where you are and provide you with the strength and courage you need during this time. Amen.

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Alex Shute
Alex Shute, MBA
Alex is a family man and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. His passion is to serve the global Church and bring people of diverse backgrounds together to learn & grow.

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