Prayer before surgery for child

prayer before surgery for child

One of our very best friends is at the hospital this morning to prepare for surgery to remove a brain tumor. He is a huge part of our lives, has been a faithful friend to Andrew and I for 11 years, and is an adopted uncle to our girls. He flew to another city for this surgery, and we have been feeling so far away and wishing we could be with him and his family to offer tangible support. As we fight the restlessness that comes with waiting for a major event like surgery, we are holding onto the promises of God.

Before the surgery, God has already showed up. We create our editorial calendar over a month in advance, and we scheduled our Resources topic for this week to be a prayer guide for what to pray while your child is in surgery—three weeks before we knew about our friend’s surgery. I am reminded of Proverbs 16:9, which says, “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.” God knew that we would need these verses to claim for our friend today even before we did. Knowing that these verses come right from the heart of God, we offer these to you to meditate on or pray as your child or loved one is back in surgery.

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Prayers for God’s Presence

I will be the same until your old age, and I will bear you up when you turn gray. I have made you, and I will carry you; I will bear and save you.
Isaiah 46:4

Can a woman forget her nursing child, or lack compassion for the child in her womb? Even if these forget, yet I will not forget you.
Isaiah 49:15

Now this is what the Lord says–the One who created you, Jacob, and the One who formed you, Israel–”Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. You will not be scorched when you walk through the fire, and the flame will not burn you…Because you are precious in my sight and honored, and I love you.”
Isaiah 43:1-2,4

He watches over his nest like an eagle and hovers over his young; he spreads his wings, catches him, and lifts him up on his pinions. The Lord alone led him, with no help from a foreign god.
Deuteronomy 32:11-12

The Lord your God who goes before you will fight for you, just as you saw him do for you in Egypt. And you saw in the wilderness how the Lord your God carried you as a man carries his son all along the way you traveled until you reached this place.
Deuteronomy 1:30-31

He lifted them up and carried them all the days of the past.
Isaiah 63:9

The Lord holds his hand.
Psalm 37:24

Lord, you are a God who heals. You are a God who loves. You are a God who holds and carries your children through the hardest moments. I can’t hold right now, but you can. Your heart of love is tender towards those who are yours. Carry today. Let him/her feel your presence with them. I ask that you would calm his/her heart and mind and allow to rest in your faithful love. You promise that whatever comes our way, you are there guiding us and will never let us go. Never once have we walked alone, and is not alone now. Please watch over through this surgery.

Prayers for God’s Healing

But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.
Malachi 4:2

For I am the Lord who heals you.
Exodus 15:26

Praise the Lord, oh my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all his benefits–who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion; who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:1-5

Heal me, oh Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are my praise.
Jeremiah 17:14

And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.
Matthew 8:13

Lord, you are the Healer. Your power that healed the centurion’s servant in Matthew is working today. You still work miracles today.  Thank you for gifting the staff at the hospital with the brilliance and skill to excel at administering medical healing. Thank you for the training that the surgeons and medical staff have received to perform surgery today. We ask that you would be their wisdom and guide their hands as the ultimate physician. Please let the surgery go smoothly and with no complications. Bring a full recovery to and leave no sign of illness. Please show your healing power today.

Prayers for Hope

I rise before dawn and cry out for help; I put my hope in your word.
Psalm 119:147

You are my shelter and my shield; I put my hope in your word.
Psalm 119:114

We wait for the Lord; he is our help and shield.
Psalm 33:20

He will not fear bad news; his heart is confident, trusting in the Lord.
Psalm 112:7

Rest in God alone, my soul; for my hope comes from him.
Psalm 62:5

We who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. We have this hope as an anchor for our lives, safe and secure.
Hebrews 6:18-19

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Hebrews 10:23

God, I confess that yours is hope that I can stand on. Your hope anchors me when I feel overwhelmed because your hope is secure. Wash me in the truth of who you are as I wait during surgery today. Fill , the doctors, our family, and our community with your hope that does not disappoint. When fear, anger, and discouragement show up, help us to acknowledge the emotions and rely on you to provide love, peace, and joy in their place. Fill us with your peace that surpasses understanding. Fill us with your light. I love you, oh Lord, my strength.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

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Prayer Before Surgery

Before surgery, it’s important to turn to God and ask Him to enable you to trust in a good outcome. Call on God to help you contribute your own share of optimism and confidence. Also, call on God to keep far from you any presumptions that it all depends exclusively on you. Welcome His presence into your surgery. If you’re looking for strength and healing before a surgery, pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, 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 to You, O Lord, that this procedure will be without complication, and that my recovery will be speedy and complete. Amen.

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“God will take care of everything you need.” (Philippians 4:19 The Message) 

How do we trust that God will take care of us as He does the birds and the trees? Believing God’s Word will fan the flame of our faith as we live it out in hard circumstances. When the ache of the unknown looms in front us as we place our lives in the hands of surgeons, prayer gives peace to our hearts and physically tired bodies. Use this prayer for yourself, or with friends and family before heading into surgery.

A Prayer for Surgery

Father, praise You for this life. As we prepare for surgery to the body You have given us, many things flow into our minds and out of our hearts as we lie in wait. Yet, You reassure us in Exodus 15:26: “I am the Lord who heals you.” 

We have an end picture in our minds as to what “healed” looks like for us, and desperately look to You for assurance that our lives and our pain will be healed. You are above all, see all, know all, and are capable of healing all. When Jesus walked the earth, He healed by the touch of His hand and the sound of His voice. We pray to feel Your healing hand upon us, Lord, and hear Your voice of peace and tranquility boom over the loud pain that throbs through our minds and bodies. 

Thank You for a life that is valuable to us and to those around us. We are worth enough to worry about, and thankful enough for the life we’ve been blessed with on this earth to covet our return to it and full restoration of it. With grateful hearts we come to You in praise for the gift of being able to trod this earth and experience Your love. 

SEE ALSO: A Prayer for Healing Sick Family and Friends

Forgive us, Father, for doubting our purpose on earth. We confess just how often we run from what You are calling us to do because we feel it is too hard. And now, as we await the outcome of surgery, we feel compelled to reach back and grab every opportunity that has ever passed us by to walk behind Your Son in pursuit of Your will for our lives. Please forgive our disobedience, and lack of respect for Your timing and Your plans. Help us to place our current and future ambitions on bringing You glory, and the love of Your Son to all who know us. 

Father, we trust You with our lives. For You promise us: “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” (Psalm 30:2)

Bless the surgeons and medical staff that will operate on us. Be with them and equip them to be extensions of Your healing hand. Remain present with me, Lord, even when I fall asleep from the pain medication. Help me to feel Your presence, and remember that You are always with me. Never leaving. Always faithful. Loving me more than I’m capable of understanding. 

And now for the hardest part: Truly trusting the outcome of my life in Your hands. For it’s when our plans for healing don’t look the same as Yours that we become frustrated, and faith threatens to pull out of our hearts. Doubt can seep in through the cracks in unexpected circumstances. In those moments, Lord Jesus, strengthen us to remember You. Your ways are not our ways, because only You can claim true love for us. Only You know what is perfect and just in the daily happenings of our lives. Our time here is so fleeting, but our belief in You, Jesus, sets us apart and ensures us life everlasting. Pain free and full of peace. 

SEE ALSO: A Prayer for Healing

Help us to hold on to that belief. To hold onto You. As we travel this road of uncertainty, send Your Holy Spirit to inspire our heart’s memory of Your sweet words of promise. Help us to recall and repeat the promises You have given us through Your Word. Be with our families and friends as they worry and wonder what the outcome will be. Inspire Your love in their hearts and assure them that my life is in Your hands. 

Father, let all who know me witness my peace in this process, and know that it is from You. Thank You for life, God. Bless and heal me today through this surgery. Whether You bring me through these ailments to restore me upright on this earth, or take me through to You, I trust You… today, and always. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

What are you facing today that we can join in praying for healing and peace over? Join our large praying community in the comments below.

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SEE ALSO: A Prayer for Those Waiting on Healing

prayer before surgery for child

This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Visit our most popular prayers if you are wondering how to pray or what to pray. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can’t find the words to pray.

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prayer before surgery

  1. Alive in help

    Ah, here’s another one.

    Prayer before the operation.
    My angel, my Guardian,
    Go ahead, and I’m after you.
    Mother of God, help me!
    The Queen of Heaven, I beseech Thee:
    Stand by my table.
    Give, O pure, to my doctors
    Accuracy, attention and agility,
    And I went patience and ease.
    Son of God, have mercy on me!
    Jesus Christ our Savior,
    Send me, a sinner, healing.
    May the Lord be willing, not mine!
    In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
    And now and forever and forever
    Amen.

  2. Prayers before surgery

    1. Covering the chest with private crossed signs, say: First – cut. The second to sew up. The third does not fester, and six times the Lord’s Prayer is read.
    2. Read the prayer of Our Father, and then conspiracy: My angel, follow me, you’re ahead, I’m following you. You are the Mother of God, take me down from the pillar, as Jesus Christ took from the cross. You, the Lord God Himself, give the doctors the ability, but I have patience. Amen.
    3.Sleduet confess, receive Communion, sincerely repent of all their sins. Forgive those who have ever offended you. Return the debts. Warmly pray and believe in the mercy of the Lord God.

    In Thy hands, Lord Jesus Christ,
    My God, I give you my spirit.
    Bless me, God, and. have mercy,
    Grant me my life and my custody.
    Lord and Master of my belly,
    I hope and trust in You,
    The Glory of Your Mercy
    As a shield I hide behind.
    Go around the whole world, and water, and all the land,
    There is nowhere more merciful than the Lord and King,
    The Protector and the Father.
    For you are truly Christ,
    Son of the living God,
    Come to the world of a sinner save us.
    Still I believe in Eternal Life and Your Glory.
    In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

    Now and ever and forever and ever. Amen.
    4.First of all, on the day of surgery, never say: If I die Remember that the word death is forbidden for you at this time. Do not say harsh words, do not curse anyone, do not wish bad offenders. Think about how your Guardian Angel will be able to intercede for you with the Lord and ask you for life and health if you yourself want someone to die. If there is a possibility, confess and ask forgiveness from those whom you have offended, but do not be frightened of it in case you die. Confession and forgiveness of offenses will also help your Guardian Angel, who will pray for you from the Lord. It should not be, lying down on the operation, to have pins and hairpins with it is a bad sign.

    You also need to read this prayer before the operation begins:

    The angel of God, my keeper! Your goodness has been entrusted to me by the goodness of the Most High. You have protected me from my infancy and in my unworthy behavior have never left me. Accept my tearful prayer, holy guardian angel, my faithful defender! I confess my soul to you. Not ashamed or deceitful, I sincerely say: fear has penetrated my bones, into my mind, fear eats away my soul. My fear was overwhelmed by the fear of death from a doctor’s knife. My guardian angel, ask the Merciful God for mercy for me: deliverance from an accidental and quick death. And prolong the years of my life with prayers for me. I rejoice that you have me. You are both shield and salvation, and at the risk of deliverance. My guardian angel, be with me for ever and ever. Amen.

  3. In Thy hands, Lord Jesus Christ,
    My God, I give you my spirit.
    Bless me, God, and. have mercy,
    Grant me my life and my custody.
    Lord and Master of my belly,
    I hope and trust in You,
    The Glory of Your Mercy
    As a shield I hide behind.
    Go around the whole world, and water, and all the land,
    There is nowhere more merciful than the Lord and King,
    The Protector and the Father.
    For you are truly Christ,
    Son of the living God,
    Come to the world of a sinner save us.
    Still I believe in Eternal Life and Your Glory.
    In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
    Now and ever and forever and ever. Amen.
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  6. It’s not about the targeting of prayer. This is secondary. The point is the sincerity of inclusion in the egregor. After all, not every prayer comes. And why? Yes, that’s why. And if she has reached, then there without your valuable instructions will understand what is necessary.
  7. Pray to the akathist of the holy righteous blessed Matrona of Moscow or akathistom vmch. and healer Panteleimon
  8. Sorokoust is ordered by the church.
    Before the operation: Guardian angel come to me to come with me, and you Mother of God sit sit with me will guard me and you Jesus Christ take me off the table as they took you off the cross
  9. The Orthodox read one of the strongest prayers, “Alive in Help” (Psalm 90).
  10. on the surgeon?
    there is an Orthodox prayer
    look on the Internet. keywords

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