Prayers for Surgery to Go Well: 15 Astonishing

By David •  Updated: 05/05/22 •  10 min read

Whenever we have to undergo surgery, we feel as though we are entrusting our lives to the hands of doctors. For many of us, this sounds very dangerous.

From experience, we know that human beings are fallible beings, which means that we can make mistakes.

So when we are scheduled for surgery, we are usually afraid. We fear the possibility of something going wrong during the procedure.But we really don’t have to be so fearful.

We may not have faith in our doctors because they are human, but we trust in the great Physician for a successful surgery through these prayers for surgery to go well.

Below are Prayers for Surgery to Go Well.

  1. Prayer for Surgery to Go Well.

Jeremiah 30:17 (NIV) – But I will restore your health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord.

Heavenly Father, I am booked for surgery today, and this thought makes me anxious. I pray that you will calm my heart and reassure me. Be with me and protect me even as I go in for my surgery.

Lord, I pray that this surgery will go well. I ask that through it, you will heal me and restore my health. Please help me rely on your ability to see me through this safely.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Brain Surgery.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) – So do not fear, for I am with you: do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Great Physician, I ask that you come and perform this surgery yourself.

You know that the brain is a delicate organ, and any mistake during this surgery will alter my life. So, I ask that you guide the hands of my doctors as they proceed with this surgery.

I ask that you take the fear away from my heart. Help me remember that you are upholding me and will never let go of my hands. I decree that this surgery is a success already.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Daughter’s Surgery.

Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV) – 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.

Abba Father, I come to you concerning my daughter’s scheduled surgery.

Please go before her into the surgical room, because I can’t be with her in there. I ask that you hold on to her hands and reassure her throughout the procedure.

Lord, I pray that this surgery will go well. Through this surgery put an end to all the pains she has felt these past months. I ask that you help my heart and speak calmly to it as I rely on you today.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Dental Surgery.

Isaiah 32:2 (NIV) – Oh Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of trouble.

Holy God, please be gracious to me today as I go in for dental surgery. I know that it is not a major surgery, but I am still fearful. I am especially afraid of how much pain I will feel after the procedure.

So, Lord, I ask that you give me the strength and courage to go through this surgery. I pray that you will give me the grace to endure the pain that comes afterward.

Please, hasten my healing process, so I don’t endure for so long.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Doctors and Nurses Before Surgery.

Ecclesiastics 10:10 (NIV) – If the axe is dull and its edges unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.

Gracious God, I present my doctors and nurses into your hands.

I will feel very much at ease when I know that they are competent with their work. So, I ask that you will give them the skill and the wisdom to perform this surgery.

I pray that you will guide their hands from the moment they make incisions to the end of the procedure. May every decision they make concerning this surgery be of help to me and not to boost their ego.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Emergency Surgery.

Proverbs 91:14 (NIV) – Because he loves me, says the Lord I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

Almighty God, I need you; please come to me. As the nurses wheel me into the operation theater for this emergency surgery, I ask that you will go in with me.

My doctors have not had the time to prepare for this as I would have wanted. So, I ask that you help them.

Lord Jesus, I ask that your wisdom will be available to direct them as they work frantically to save me. Lastly, I ask that you work wonders through their hands and save me because I love you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Eye Surgery.

Isaiah 12:2 (NIV) – Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and song; he has become my salvation.

Dear God, one thing I fear in life is the possibility of going blind.

This is the reason I have kept postponing this surgery, but right now, I don’t have any alternative. Hence, I ask that you take over this surgery as you guide my doctors on what to do.

Father, I ask that there will be no complications during this surgery. Please help everyone in the surgery room carefully recognize the importance of a man’s eyes. May this surgery go well to the praise of your name.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  1. Prayer for Grandma’s Surgery.

Psalm 73:26 (NIV) – My strength and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Sovereign Lord, I commit my grandma into your caring hands. I know that she is growing weaker by the day as a result of old age. But I ask that you strengthen her body and heart as she goes in for surgery.

Dear Jesus, I ask that you also sustain her and keep her alive because I still want her around. Lastly, I request that her surgery will go well and that her health will be restored.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Grandson’s Surgery.

Philippians 4:6 (NIV) – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayers and petitions, with thanksgiving, make your request to the Lord.

Everlasting God, thank you in advance for the success of my grandson’s surgery.

I am confident in your ability to uphold him through the entire process. I request that you give him peace as he surrenders to the effect of the anesthesia.

Lastly, Lord, I ask that his surgery will be safe and all will go well with him.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Husband Surgery.

2 Samuel 22:3 (NIV) – My God is my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge, and my savior- from violent men, you save me.

Lord Jesus, please go in with my darling husband for his surgery. Be with him as you promised; you have promised never to leave us nor forsake us. That’s why I know that his surgery will be successful if you go in with him.

Lord, we have made you our refuge and our rock, so please don’t let us be put to shame. I ask that you stay with him when he wakes and go through the healing process with him.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Kidney Surgery.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV) – But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.

It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.

Father Lord, those who trust in you are like mount Zion that cannot be moved nor shaken. Therefore, I put my trust in you as I go in for my kidney surgery. I ask that this transplant will be successful without complication.

Lord, I pray that the new kidney will be a good match for me. May my body adjust and accommodate it so that it will resume its normal functions immediately.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Lung Surgery.

Luke 12:13 (NIV) – When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, woman, you are set free from your infirmity.

Then he put his hand on her, and immediately she strengthened up and praised God.

Gracious God, I ask for your healing hands as I go in for this lung surgery. You are the creator and author of life. I ask that you perform a creative miracle in my life. Sustain me as my doctors stop air from going in and out of my lungs.

Abba Father, I entrust my life into your hands in the time it takes to perform this surgery. I trust that you are in control; hence, I know that the surgery will go smoothly.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Major Surgery.

Psalm 125:2 (NIV) – As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore.

Merciful God, my life can’t be sustained without you because you are my source. My very next breath comes from you, so it is by your mercy I have seen today.

Likewise, I ask that your mercy will continue to speak for me as I go in for this surgery.

Lord, I ask that your presence will surround my room as the mountains surround Jerusalem.

I pray that I will not die on the surgical table; neither will there be complications from this surgery because you have given your angels charge over me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Surgery to Go Well for Friend.

Psalm 41:3 (NIV) – The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.

Faithful God, I commit my friend’s life into your hands as he undergoes this surgery.

I don’t know the outcome of this surgery, but I choose to trust you for the best outcome. I ask that you give him peace as they prepare him for surgery.

Lord, sustain him in his sickbed and as he lies under the hands of the surgeon. Through this surgery, restore him from the bed of illness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Wife Surgery.

Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV) – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Almighty Father, today my wife is going in for minor surgery. And I ask that you help me be there for her and encourage her through the process. I also ask that you help me to be strong and courageous for her.

Lord, I pray that this surgery will be safe and successful. Fill her doctors with the best procedure to use for this surgery. Lastly, I ask that your grace will be sufficient for her and for her doctors, so she will heal gracefully.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Conclusion

Surgery is another way through which God can heal us and deliver us from infirmities. Though it is not very pleasant, sometimes it is our only chance of survival.

So instead of shying away from it because of fear, it is better to ask God to take over the surgical procedure.

This is why I have written these prayers for surgery to go well for you.

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.