15 Powerful Prayers for Surgeons’ Hands

By David •  Updated: 05/11/22 •  11 min read

As a surgeon, you will agree with me that even with our wealth of knowledge and experiences, we will always need divine intervention.

Especially in cases of complications, when we are on the verge of losing a patient. Or when we are at a loss of what to do to keep a patient in critical condition alive.

As such, I have created 15 prayers for surgeons’ hands in this article. These prayers are for different occasions, such as before, during, and after surgery.

You should pray them according to the occasion or situation at hand. Most importantly, take the prayer before surgery before you embark on surgery. By so doing, you are inviting God to guide you through the process.

Here are 15 Prayers for Surgeons’ Hands.

  1. Prayer for a Surgeon’s Hands.

Psalm 32:8 (NIV) – I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

Heavenly Father, thank you for helping me find my calling and gifting me adequately to walk on that path. I ask that you use my hands to perform wondrous operations to restore patients’ health.

As these patients look up to me for surgical interventions, I ask that you pass through my hands and bring healing and restoration to them.

Dear Lord, you know that my knowledge is limited as a human. Therefore, I rely on your unfailing wisdom to see me through every procedure. Instruct and teach me in the way I should go with each patient.

Thank you, precious Jesus, for answering my prayers.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Surgeons Before Surgery.

Isaiah 58:11 (NIV) – And the Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones. And you will be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.

Holy Spirit, thank you because we are confident that you will continually guide us in all things. Even as we embark on this surgery, we ask that you work with us and guide us through it all.

As humans, we may make mistakes, but with you on our side, we are confident that nothing will go wrong.

Lord, we ask that you work in our midst to restore the patient currently booked for surgery to health. May your abiding presence overshadow every single one of us as we operate him.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Guidance.

Psalm 143:10 (NIV) – Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

Heavenly Father, the confidence I have is that anytime I call upon you, you answer me. Right now, Lord, as my team and I operate on _______ we ask that your Spirit guide us until we successfully achieve the desired result.

Abba Father, we know that without your help, we can only accomplish a little. Hence, we are not relying on our human strength but on your unsearchable wisdom to see us through.

Thank you because our request will receive answers.

In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for God’s Help During a Difficult Surgery.

Isaiah 42:16 (NIV) – I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know I will guide them.

I will make darkness into light before them And rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.

Omnipotent God, thank you because I can look up to you when my wisdom fails me. I’m having a hard time with this surgery due to different complications.

Lord Jesus, I’m at a loss about what to do, but I know that there’s nothing difficult for you to do. You are our creator. Therefore, you know all of our health needs. So, I ask that you step into this situation and help me.

I don’t want to lose any patients, especially during an operation. Therefore, I ask that you please help me. Do that, which no medical expert can do in this case.

In the end, I will be mindful to return all the glory to you, dear Lord.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for God to Guide the Surgeon’s Hands.

Psalm 23:4-5  (NIV) – Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. 5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Gracious God, guide and imbue the surgeon who will be operating on me with the skill to ease all my pain and suffering.

Give him a compassionate heart to be patient with me, reassure me in my fear, and care for me. Please lead him through this operation.

Make him your instrument in alleviating my pains. Keep his eyes alert, his hands sensitive and skillful.

Lastly, fill his mental faculty with keenness to make the right decisions so that I will live.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for a Successful Operation.

Proverbs 3:6 (NIV) – In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Precious Holy Spirit, thank you for teaching me always to acknowledge you in all my ways. Thank you also for always directing my path.

Today, I ask that you lead me through the surgery I’ll be doing; as always, I’m not relying on my strength or knowledge but on you – my helper and senior partner.

Give me an understanding of what I do not know, and direct my hands accordingly. Above all, make it a successful surgery.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Surgeons’ Good Health.

Isaiah 58:11 (NIV) – The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Loving God, you heal many through our hands. Likewise, we ask that you refresh, revitalize,re-energize, and keep us healthy to keep doing what you have called us to do.

Lord, we know that even doctors fall sick and die; that’s why we look to you for preservation. Your Word says that except you build a house, the builders will only labor in vain.

Likewise, without you sustaining us, our health is bound to fail, especially due to accumulated stress.

Therefore, we commit our lives and health to your hands, and we are confident that you will keep us because everything committed to your hands is safe.

Thank you, dear Lord, because our lives are secure in your hands.

In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

Also Related: Top 25 Powerful Healing Prayers for the Sick.

  1. Prayer for Surgeons in the Hospital.

Psalm 119:105 (NIV) – Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Holy God, I pray for myself and all the surgeons in various hospitals across the world; I ask that the light of your presence will illuminate our paths in our various fields of specializations.

Even as we can’t do without you, I ask that in your love, you will draw us closer to yourself. Make your plan and purposes better known to us so we can walk on the path you have chosen for us.

As we work tirelessly also to restore the lives of others to normalcy, work in our lives and our families as well. Prosper the works of our hands and always bring glory to yourself through us.

Most importantly, please help us to always acknowledge the great things you accomplish through us daily.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for the Hands of Surgeons and Their Duties.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 (NIV) – May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.

Heavenly Father, we ask that you breathe life into our hands that they will bring restoration to the lives and health of men, women, and children.

As we lay our hands on the sick, may they be revived back to life. Direct our hands to do the right things, and empower us to fulfill our responsibilities effectively.

Lastly, may we not work as those working for men but as those who are accountable to you.

Thank you because you have heard and granted this request.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for the Hands of Surgeons Daily.

Psalm 37:23 (NIV) – The steps of a man are established by the LORD, and He delights in his way.

Almighty and Everlasting God, your Word says that the steps of a righteous man are ordered by you. Therefore, we beseech you to order our steps daily as we dispense our responsibilities.

Even though we all may not be righteous, I ask that you become our righteousness so that your Word can find expression in our lives.

Bless our hands and make them hands that transform the health of men and women.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayers for Doctors Hands.

Isaiah 30:21 (NIV) – Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, this is the way; walk in it.

Gracious God, we did not become medical doctors by accident but by divine orchestration. We know that you will not always come down to perform your miraculous deeds. Hence, you have gifted and anointed us to bring healing to many.

So, dear Holy Spirit, cause your voice to instruct us daily as we do your bidding. Above all, help us to walk on the right path each day, and above all, may it be according to your will and precepts.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayers to Guide Surgeons Hands.

Proverbs 1:5 (NIV) – A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.

Merciful God, we ask for your guidance as we operate on patients with different health challenges and ailments. Teach us daily also through different cases so that we can increase in learning and be able to perform our duties better.

We pray that our hands will not make mistakes that will cost any patient their lives; rather, we will work efficiently in every procedure and operating theater.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for God’s Presence During a Surgery.

Psalm 48:14 (NIV) – For such is God, our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death.

Great God, thank you for your abiding presence that makes all the difference in the life of a man. I ask that as my team and I proceed into the theater, your divine presence will overshadow us.

Work with our hands and perfect all that concerns the health of our patients.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer.

1 Peter 2:24 (NIV) – He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds, you have been healed.

Lord Jesus, your Word tells me that we are healed by your stripes. Therefore, I commit the lives of the patients I have operated on in the last couple of days into your hands; please perfect the healing process.

I have operated on them, but the healing belongs to you. Therefore, I ask that you complete the work you started through my hands.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer After Surgery.

James 5:15 (NIV) – And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.

Holy God, thank you for your power that raised Jesus from the dead. I ask for the same power of resurrection to rest upon the patient whom we have just finished with in the operating room.

Lord, we don’t know what the outcome will be, but we trust you to make it a positive one.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Conclusion

As you pray any of these powerful prayers for surgeons’ hands, God, in His compassion and power, will do that which no man can accomplish in the lives of your patients, even in the lives of those of them with the most critical cases.

David

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.