Picture jesus guiding surgeons hand

Do you need a prayer for surgery? Even if nurses take care of hundreds of patients and see them being wheeled into the operating room, we can never be too tired to send out a wish and a prayer for a successful surgery.

Here are 20 short but powerful prayers for nurses, doctors, and patients.

picture jesus guiding surgeons hand


picture jesus guiding surgeons hand

1Prayer For Guidance

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Heavenly Father, please take my hands and guide them. Grant me the strength to help my patients and their families. The skill to ease their suffering the understanding to diagnose their needs. The kindness of heart to care for them and reassure their fear. Please be beside me on each and every case as I rely on you the greatest of healers. Amen.

2Prayer For Righteous Judgement

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God, the greatest master of healing arts, bless us and guide us. Make us your instrument in alleviating the pains of your ailing servants. Make our eyes alert, our hands skillful and sensitive, and fill our mental faculties with keenness to make righteous judgment so that others may live. Amen.

3Prayer For A Patient’s Recovery

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I said a prayer for you today, that God would touch you with His healing hand and give you the comfort and peace you need to get through.

4Prayer For A Patient’s Continued Health

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I said a prayer for you today, and know that God must have heard. I felt the answer in my heart although He spoke not a word. I didn’t ask for wealth or fame (I know you wouldn’t mind). I asked Him to send treasures of a far more lasting kind! I asked that He’d be near you at the start of each new day; to grant you health and blessings and friends to share your way. I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small. But it was for His loving care I prayed for most of all!

5Prayer For After Surgery

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O merciful Father in heaven, thank You for being with (name of person) while he/she was in surgery. Thank You for blessing the surgeon with the skill and knowledge needed to do his/her work and safely bringing (name person) through this operation. O gracious Father, bring healing to (name person) and bless him/her with the best care possible as he/she recovers. Continue to bless him/her with your tender care. Grant him/her patience during his/her recuperation, help him/her grow in strength each day, and bring him/her to full recovery quickly, without any setbacks. Amen.

6Prayer For Strength And Healing

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At every moment of our existence your are present to us God, in gentle compassion. Help us to be present to one another so that our presence may be a strength that heals the wounds of time, and gives hope that is for all persons, through Jesus our compassionate brother.

7Prayer For Jesus’ Healing Hands

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Heavenly Father, we pray that You will lay your healing Hands upon all those who are sick. We beg You to have compassion on all those who are suffering so that they may be delivered from their pitiful circumstances. In Jesus, we pray. Amen.

8Prayer For Quick Recovery

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May the love of Jesus and His healing power touch you in a special way this very hour. May the Savior’s strong arms and prayers of special friends embrace and hold you close until your body mends.

9Prayer For Recovery

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Today I lifted up your name before the Lord in prayer. I asked him to supply your needs, and keep you in his care. I pled with him to make you well, and take away your illness and pain, like the sunshine chases rain. Amen.

picture jesus guiding surgeons hand


picture jesus guiding surgeons hand

10Prayer For Skill

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Dear God, These strong gloved fingers which I flex, this human hand which holds the knife, sterile now and steady – need thy guiding skill to help another life. Bless now this patient – thine and mind – who, under thee entrusts to me a precious life! God of the surgeon’s tireless strength, the surgeon’s finite skill, grant that I may be guided to do thy will. Amen.

11Prayer For Guidance

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Dear God, These fragile hands that cut the flesh, steady them as if at rest. Bless this patient yours and mine whose very life is your design. Almighty God I do pray guide my hand as I work today! Amen.

Also Read: 35 Nurse’s Prayers That Will Inspire Your Soul

12General Prayer For Healing

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Pour out, thy healing Angels, thy heavenly host upon me, and upon those that I love, let me feel the beam of thy healing Angels upon me. The light of your healing hands, I will let thy healing begin, whatever way God grants it, Amen.

picture jesus guiding surgeons hand


picture jesus guiding surgeons hand

13Prayer For A Successful Operation

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Loving Father, I entrust myself to your care this day. Guide with wisdom and skill the minds and hands of the medical people who minister in your Name, and grant that every cause of illness be removed.  That I may be restored to soundness of health and learn to live in more perfect harmony with you and with those around me. Through Jesus Christ. Amen. Into your hands, I commend my body and my soul. Amen.

14Prayer Before Surgery

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O Jesus Christ, Messiah and Lord, grant me joyful acceptance of the surgery which awaits me, and let this be the relief and cure which I seek. Make skilled the work of the surgeon and that of his team for it is unto their knowledge and skill that I give myself for healing. I pray You, O Lord, that this procedure will be without complication, and that my recovery will be speedy and complete. Amen.

15Prayer For Healing

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O God, the source of all health. Fill my heart with faith. Be near me in times of weakness and pain Although I know You are in control, I am apprehensive about what faces me. You made me, loved me, and have provided my surgeon with needed skill to perform a miracle in my behalf. Sustain me by Your grace that my strength and courage may not fail. Heal me according to Your will. Amen.

16Prayer Before Surgery

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Loving Father, as I face this new experience in these different surroundings, I come to You for courage, wisdom and peace of mind. I know that Your Healing Power is here both in me and my doctor. I trust his skill and wisdom, and he tender care of the nurses. Dear Lord, take over this operation and let Your Power be felt through all these forces. Let Your Perfect Wholeness be mine, that I may live to glorify You in every area of my life. I pray all this in the Powerful Name of Jesus, my Lord and Saviour. Amen.

17Prayer For Preparation Before A Surgery

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Lord Jesus, help me as I prepare for this operation. In Your love, guard and protect me through the skills of the doctors and the care of everyone else. Bring me back to health and full recovery. Lord Jesus, I praise You forever and ever. Amen.

18Prayer From Deuteronomy

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Lord, help me suffering to lead me to return to You with a repentant heart; ready to follow Your commands and praise Your Name for Your patience with me. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Also Read: 50 Best Bible Verses for Nurses

19Prayer After Surgery

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Blessed Savior, I thank you that this operation is safely past, and now I rest in your abiding presence, relaxing every tension, releasing every care and anxiety, receiving more and more of your healing life into every part of my being. In moments of pain, I turn to you for strength. In times of loneliness I feel your loving nearness. Grant that your life and love and joy may flow through me for the healing of others in your name. Amen.

20Healing Prayer

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Lord Jesus, heal me. Heal in me whatever You see needs healing. Heal me of whatever might separate me from you. Heal my memory, heal my heart, heal my body, heal my soul. Lay Your hands gently upon me and heal me through Your love for me. Amen.

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The hand of the Lord – His hand hath wrought this.
Job 12:9

They that wait upon the LORD….. shall renew their strength.
Isaiah 40:31

Refining Work

You are being refined – purified in the fires of affliction for His glory. You are being renewed – remade in the likeness of His dear Son, for your benefit, so that Christ is all and in all – in your life. So that Christ is formed in you. The stinging blow that causes nerves to jangle and faith to wince appears an appalling mistake – and the soul cries in agony, “Why Lord Why ?”

Food of Faith

God Who chose you from before the foundation of the world knows that such trials are the food of faith. So in everything by prayer and supplication..with thanksgiving – praise Him – and trust Him – and take heart. God loves – God helps – God fights and God wins! God Who knit you together in you mother’s womb scheduled every day of your life. He crafted this, and His hand hath wrought this – for His glory and for your benefit. God delights to exercise our faith in life, and His purposes span the ages to come. God crafts our pains and disappointments into jewels of silver and jewels of gold.

Trusting Soul

We need to trust Him in all things.. even when we don’t understand, knowing that in Him all things work together for good – for whom? for those that that love Him.. for those who are are fitting into His purpose. Rom.8:28  God delights to exercise our faith, knowing that this is to the saving of the soul. This is not the salvation we already have as born again believers. It’s the maturing of the saints who, through patient endurance, mature in the faith.. for if we suffer with Him – if we patiently endure, we will reign with Him.. and desires you to be an overcomer – and to overcomer in all things – even this!

Waiting Heart

Don’t rush out and try to rectify what your perceive as a mistake or you could stay the hand of God and prevent His better purpose in your life. Wait.. wait on the Lord – and again I say wait – and your soul shall be blessed and your strength shall be renewed Isa.40:21

God’s Promise

Stand still and watch and wait and witness the salvation of God Ex.14:13 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle.  Set yourselves. Stand ye still and see the salvation of the LORD with you. Fear not, nor be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you 2 Chronicles 12:17

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Jesus, stop-

jesus christ you just killed him.



Jesus, you’re a carpenter. You don’t know the first thing about surgery. Besides, if you can perform those miracles, why subject the patient to hospital costs? Just magic away the problem.

Who says receding hairlines are imperfect you judgmental toad? Seems to me that if someone’s God, then they get to choose what’s perfect. THE BALDING ONES WILL RULE YOU!!!!

jesus christ you just killed him

I see what you did there. Clever.


If Jesus is truly god, and god is perfect in every way, then why would Jesus’s hairline be receding? Doesn’t seem so perfect now…

Hes only guiding the surgeons hand in cases where the patient doesnt die.

What a tool. That surgeon wasted 8+ years of school for nothing!

picture jesus guiding surgeons hand

Fuck off, Jesus

The piece de resistance



From Melanie:

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“The First Sabbath” by Nathan Greene

I like this piece because I think of it as a foreshadowing of what heaven will be like. Just as Adam and Eve spent time learning from and talking to Jesus so will we. This painting also reflects what I call a “Sabbath mood” in the sense that the setting is in nature, it is peaceful and they are with loved ones. I also love the colors and the animals that Nathan Greene painted. 

From Nellie:
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“Jesus With a Black Lamb” by Nathan Greene

It’s very interesting that Jesus seemed to be around animals often, and He frequently used animals in His parables.  It would appear that Jesus had animals on His mind.  This picture is important to me because I love animals and rescue dogs on death row.  I don’t understand how some humans could be so heartless with their treatment of animals.  This picture reminds me that Jesus loved animals and treated them with respect as all humans should.  “The love of all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”

From Alex:

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“Jesus is My Coach” (Artist unspecified)

This is a picture I found that I really liked because it fits me.  I tried searching for religious paintings, but I wasn’t feeling many of them, so I tried searching for Jesus playing with kids or playing sports, and I found this one.  I like to think Jesus would have played sports in his day, as a way to connect with kids and have some recreational fun.

From Crystal:

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Title and artist?

I like this drawing because I feel it shows Jesus as this womans “man, boyfriend, husband”. They are embracing like they are in a relationship. She has a look of worry and concern on her face and he has an encouraging smile on His, like everything will be okay. I like this piece because when we are single, we should see Jesus as with whom we are in a relationship with. It reminded me of when I was single for 3 years before I met my husband, and I considered myself to be in a relationship with Jesus. He provided me with everything I needed and gave me every happiness and comfort in the world, something only He can do. No mortal man or woman can provide you with that kind of peace.

From Ileana:

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“Lost and Found” by Greg Olsen

I chose this piece because I love the way that Jesus is so present in a contemporary setting. When you see Him sitting next to the young man on a park bench, He looks so involved and interested in the conversation. This photo is titled Lost and Found, which I believe is a representation of the story of the Prodigal Son. You can see that the young man has his belongings with him next to the bench. He might either be on his path away from God or returning to God. I like to think that the young man is returning and he is listening to the plan that Jesus has for him. This picture reminds me how Jesus is with us every day, just like a friend or a brother. He is always with us and is just waiting for us to confide in Him. I also like how Jesus looks like He is explaining something to the man. He seems to be giving him advice or teaching him a lesson. It reminds me how Jesus used stories and parables in the Bible to teach important lessons to the people. Jesus told the parable of the Prodigal Son to teach the people about God’s love and that no matter what we do or how far we may stray from God, He is always with us and is willing to forgive us and welcome us back with open arms. In this photo, Jesus might be explaining God’s love to the young man and telling him that no matter what journey he is on, God will always be there. 

From Chance:

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Untitled, by Cody Holcombe

This picture was taken by a good friend of mine, Cody Holcombe, in Great Smokey Mountain National Park.  To me the contrast in this black and white picture really emphasizes the differences in the picture and gives it a much greater meaning. It reminds me of a battle, a battle that we as christians may be undergoing today. The picture is real and beautiful like the world, but within it there is a battle between good and evil. A battle that is happening whether we are aware of it or not. The spiritual meaning in this picture for me is a reminder of the ongoing struggle that I have as a christian and as a believer in God.

From Brianne:

picture jesus guiding surgeons hand

“In His Image” by Bill Zdinak

This painting is a composite of 48 different faces, some famous, some not, and a few family members sprinkled in for good measure. I love the reminder that is so very present in this picture, that we should see Jesus in everyone we come across… a gentle reminder that “whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me.”

From Ahmad:

“Chief of Medical Staff” by Nathan Greene

The artwork I chose is a picture of Jesus guiding a surgeon’s hand in the operating room by Nathan Greene. Although I’m not a surgeon, or doctor, this picture reminds me of Christ’s presence in everything I do.  It is meaningful to me because it makes the concept of God’s presence, which is something that I sometimes take for granted because I cannot see Him, more concrete and real. When I look at this picture I can see myself in my everyday (teaching class in front of all my students) and Christ standing right there next to me, guiding me. How very powerful and moving is that!

From Erica:
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“Set Free” by a student

I like this picture because it reminds me of redemption through Jesus Christ. Jesus came to set us free. picture jesus guiding surgeons hand

“Matthew 7:13-14” by a student

The picture reminds me that narrow is the way that leads to eternal life. There might be ups and downs. But it is the blessed way.

“God’s Love” by a student
This collage reminds me that all of us abide in God’s love. 

From Daniel:
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“Guardian Angel and Children Crossing Bridge” by Heiliger Schutzengel

This is an image that is engraved in my mind. For whatever reason it was in all my sabbath school classrooms. It is a perfect ideal depiction of a guardian angel.


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