Here are five prayers for doctors that you can use.
Table of contents
- 1 Prayer for Wisdom
- 2 Prayer for Skill
- 3 Prayer for Guidance
- 4 Prayer for Medical Staff
- 5 Prayer for Care
- 6 Conclusion
- 7 A Short Prayer for Guidance
- 8 Prayer for Guidance from the Holy Spirit
- 9 A Prayer for Guidance When Life is Challenging
- 10 Prayer for Guidance in the Day Ahead
- 11 A Prayer for Discernment and Wisdom When You Need God’s Direction
- 12 Bible Verses about God’s Guidance
Prayer for Wisdom
Great Father in heaven, today I come to You and ask for Your godly wisdom to be imparted to the doctor(s) involved and that You grant them the wisdom to make good, sound decisions and to use their experience and education to bring about the best possible outcome and quickest possible recovery so that they can return home again to their loved ones. Sometimes doctors face difficult decisions and have to determine the best avenue in fighting an illness or disease and so please help them in that decision making process and grant them the wisdom that is from above and that is Your wisdom and so in the precious name of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ I pray, amen.
Prayer for Skill
God my Father, today a doctor is caring for someone that I truly love and someone who means so much to me and so I am asking that You help the doctor in caring for my loved one so that they would have the necessary skill and even enhance their natural skill in order that they can help in the healing process of the one I love. You love them more than I do so I ask for Your tender mercies on their behalf and to help the doctor do all that he/she can to aid in resolving this very serious medical issue and to grant the doctor/surgeon great skill in what they are about to do (or are doing) and in the mighty name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.
Prayer for Guidance
Today Father, in the surgery unit, I pray that You will steady and guide the hand of the surgeon(s) and that they would clearly see what they need to do and to bless them in their abilities, skills, and education so that they know exactly what to do. Sometimes surgeries do not always go according to plans. Sometimes other things surface during surgery that were unexpected and surgeons sometimes find other issues during surgery so my prayer is for You to give guidance to the surgeon(s) and steady their hand in all of their medical procedures, during the expected and unexpected times, and to bring about the best possible solution and outcome and one that is according to Your will for which I pray in Jesus Christ’s name, amen.
Prayer for Medical Staff
Great and Merciful Father, full of compassion, You have made each one of us in the image of God (Gen 1:27) and I pray that You would help all of the staff in preserving the lives for which they are entrusted with. Help them in the duties that they are responsible for and so I pray that you bless the technicians, the nursing staff, lab workers, those in radiology, the insurance handlers, the doctors, and all of the medical staff that will be involved in each person’s care. Bless them as they all work together for one common purpose and that is to care for each patient under their watch. This I ask in the beloved name of the Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, amen.
Prayer for Care
Father God, I know that all things are in Your hands and that everything that happens is ultimately for our best and is always according to Your purpose (Rom 8:28) so help me to trust You in this. I ask Your blessing upon the medical staff and doctors who are caring for those who have just gone through surgery or those who are fighting a serious illness or disease. Grant these doctors and staff a tender heart for those under their care and to allow them to perform in ways that bring about the best results for the patients. There are no unimportant people in the staff that care for people, from the janitor to the doctor, and so I ask for You to bless each and every one and to help those who are in medical care to have the best care possible and all of this I ask Father, in name of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, amen.
There is nothing that makes a person feel more helpless than when one of their family members or close friends is experiencing serious medical issues, therefore we must learn to humble ourselves and come to God and ask for His intervention and pray that He blesses all the medical staff and that He gives them the wisdom, experience, and skill necessary for the patient’s recovery. Sometimes these life and death experiences can draw us closer to God and that’s just what we need.
Article by Jack Wellman
Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.
This site is dedicated to the late Dr. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D., D.D. (1898-1981), who was a world-renowned authority on mind dynamics, and author of numerous bestselling books, including The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.
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This site is grounded in a deep motivation and an effort to share a method with the world that has helped me tremendously in a time of great personal turmoil, change, and transformation. In fact, the prayer technique that is subject to this site was a trigger for finding my true identity, and for enabling me to change my bread job to a real vocation.
Having been gifted for music and art as a child, I was yet growing up in a milieu that was totally non-caring and non-supportive for my various gifts and talents, and it was only at the age of thirty that, after a suicide attempt, I began to inquire who I really am, and what I am here for.
The prayers helped me to make two important decisions: to finalize my doctorate in international law without however pursuing the career of an international lawyer, and to start a career in education that was going to bring me the real fulfillment to my professional life. I namely became a musical teacher, drafted a curriculum for a brain-smart and permissive pre-school, and became a corporate trainer with a professional focus on South-East Asia.
It was then in Indonesia, back in 1998, that my real career took off, as a corporate consultant. Today I do various types of coaching and training, such as personal coaching, language training, and corporate training:
However, with all the acclaim I get for my own writings and ideas, I have not forgotten whom I got the teaching from, for it was not grown on my own soil. I got it from the books of Dr. Joseph Murphy.
However, this site is not a philosophical quest, and I am not sharing here philosophical ideas. I have done that on other sites of mine. See for example:
Here, I wish to help you, my readers, to get practical advice for praying positively, in order to attract to you all the good you deserve, all the riches of life, wealth, abundance, positive, fruitful and mutually satisfying relationships, and professional partnerships., as well as perfect health and long-term wellbeing, reaching old age in full command of your mental and physical force.
Please check out the Prayer Section of this site which is the most important contribution I have to make to the world through this site. But also check out the tribute I made to the immortal Legacy of Dr. Joseph Murphy, my great teacher and mentor, while I did not have the privilege to know him in person.
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Throughout Scripture we are reminded of God’s direction over our lives. He is our good Shepherd who leads us and He desires that we follow the path that leads to joy and contentment. When we pray for God’s guidance and for discernment through the Holy Spirit, we can rest assured that God will provide wisdom! We do not have to worry about our next step or about tomorrow because we know who guides our way! Do not rush your day without going before God to seek guidance!
A Short Prayer for Guidance
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your guidance. Forgive me for getting ahead of Your plans, and help me know when to stop and listen for Your direction. Your ways are perfect, Lord. Thank You for offering gentle grace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
– Kristine Brown
Prayer for Guidance from the Holy Spirit
Lord, I pray you would move the Spirit more boldly in my life. I know that any sin can grieve and diminish the voice of the Spirit, and I pray against the temptation to sin. Help me crave your presence more than I crave sin. Help me grow in the fruit of the Spirit and so walk closer with Yourself. I pray for guidance from your Spirit- let your will and promises always be a meditation of my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
– Kenny Luck
A Prayer for Guidance When Life is Challenging
Lord, I’m here today with open hands and an open heart, ready to depend on you to help me through the day and all it will bring my way. Help me be like Nehemiah, help me come to you for guidance, strength, provision and protection. As I face tough choices and hard situations, help me remember my belovedness, help me remember that I am Your child and Your representative to the world around me. Help me live today in a way that brings honor to Your holy name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
– Charles Stanley
Prayer for Guidance in the Day Ahead
Good morning, Lord! Today’s a new day, a chance for a new start. Yesterday is gone and with it any regrets, mistakes, or failures I may have experienced. It’s a good day to be glad and give thanks, and I do, Lord. Thank you for today, a new opportunity to love, give, and be all that you want me to be.
Today I want to start the day with you on my mind and in my heart. As I dress, let me wear the armor you’ve provided daily: the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the belt of truth, the shoes of peace, and the sword of the spirit—with prayer on my tongue: praise for you and petitions for those around me and those I meet.
Feed me today with your daily bread. As the Bread of Life, your food, like manna, will sustain me throughout any trials and hungers. Help me to set my thoughts on things above and to speak only what will help and encourage others. Keep me from putting my foot in my mouth, and help me guard the affections of my heart today, Lord. Make whatever work I do be marked with excellence rather than perfectionism, as I seek not to make a name, but to make a difference. Help me to treat each person I encounter as you would, with respect and love, forgiving others and asking for forgiveness myself when needed.
As I start this day, help me remember that I belong to you, and my desire is to act accordingly. Keep my feet from stumbling and my mind from wandering into distractions that could steal precious time and energy from the most important things you have designed for me. I’m proud to be your child, Lord. And I’m so grateful that you died for me—rising again on your own new morning—so that every day could be filled with the wonder of your love, the freedom of your Spirit, and the joy of knowing you.
I know earthly life is short and fleeting, Lord. But I want to live today as if it were the first or the last day of my life, giving thanks for every good and perfect gift you choose to give. Today, and every day, I want to live my life for you, Jesus. In your precious name, Amen.
– Rebecca Barlow Jordan
A Prayer for Discernment and Wisdom When You Need God’s Direction
Lord, thank You for the people You have divinely placed in my life who speak holy truth, love and words of wisdom. Give me a heart of discernment to know when You are using someone to speak instruction into my heart and my circumstances, and give me the strength and courage to follow through with that advice, even when it’s hard. Fill me with peace in knowing that even if I take a wrong turn, Your purpose will prevail. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
– Tracie Miles
This Beautiful Version of Psalm 23 Had Me in Tears from biblestudytools on GodTube.
Bible Verses about God’s Guidance
Psalm 25:4-5 – “Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Psalm 16:7-8 – “I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Psalm 32:8-9 – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.”
John 16:13 – “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”
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