Prayers for good medical test results

Lord, Jehovah, God of Healing, we come to you today, to lift up a dear one who needs You.

You knit each of us together in the womb. You know every cell in our bodies and the whole path of our lives.

Nothing comes as a surprise to You, Creator God of all things.

You are not bothered by technology, or our time table. You already know the grace that this dear one needs today, tomorrow, and in the future.

You already know the outcome of this situation, and are prepared to meet every need.

Oh, dear Abba, this dear one needs to know that and feel that today. To know that before this medical problem even came up, that You were already there, preparing the way, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Dear Father, it is so hard not to lean on our own understanding. We try to plot every possible scenario, and fix everything. We are so frail, and so human.

Yet all this time, Lord, You have been carrying this dear one. There is nothing to plan, to fix, to figure out. When you are in the Shepherd’s arms, you do one thing – rest!

Lord Jesus, help us all to “be still and know that you are God.” The God of our cells.

Lord, You confound the wise. Right now, what seems like an undeniable, scientific medical fact, is an opportunity to confound the wisdom of science with a good result on this medical test. We pray for that.


Waiting for medical tests and waiting for medical test results is a very scary process, especially when you are waiting for a diagnosis for a problem or when a check-up or routine screening has uncovered something of concern.  This Waiting for Medical Test Results Prayer can help lower your stress level and rely on God as you wait.

Waiting for Medical Test Results Prayer

Lord, the doctor called and said, “You need to have tests.” Those may be the scariest words in the English language. My anxiety is through the roof and I haven’t even had the tests.

Now I have to wait to have them authorized by my insurance company and who knows how long that will take? I’m trying not to worry. You tell us not to worry. To turn it over to You. Believe me, I have. Several times. But then I took it back. I decided to consult the Internet with my symptoms. Huge mistake! Now I am more frightened than ever.

Mostly I just want this to be nothing. But if it’s something, I pray for effective treatments and healing. And once I have the tests, I pray the time I have to wait for the results is short. It’s this waiting, Lord, that’s about to do me in. I can handle anything. I’m strong and I have a good family who will stand by me. I just need to know what it is I’m facing.

Be with me, Lord, during this hard time of waiting. Stay close to me and comfort me and remind me You are with me, no matter what the circumstances. Erase the “What Ifs?” from my mind.  Help me sleep. Please keep me focused on You and Your goodness and mercy. Together, I know we can handle anything.  Amen

About This Waiting for Medical Test Results Prayer

I wrote this prayer when my husband Jeff was having back trouble.  The MRI on my husband Jeff’s back was pretty routine. His chiropractor just wanted a close look at what was going on with Jeff’s poor, beat-up back. Years of sports and walking across concrete floors at the family hardware store had done a number on Jeff’s spine.

We knew there were problems with discs and bone-rubbing-bone, but when the doctor called, he had a shocking finding. “Jeff, we want you to get a CT scan. There are some indeterminate lesions on your spine we need to look at.”

Indeterminate lesions? That sounded scary. I asked Jeff, “Where are they? How many? Big or small?” He hadn’t asked. I would have been ALL OVER those things. But since he couldn’t be more specific, I googled “indeterminate lesions.” Now I was really scared.

It took days for the insurance company to authorize the CT scan. During that time, I alternated between being panicky and being sure nothing was really wrong. One of my devotionals during that time said, “Pray without ceasing.” During most of my waking hours, that’s what I did. Jeff said he wasn’t worried. I said that too. But we were both concerned. Deeply concerned.

After 8 days of waiting, Jeff got the CT scan. At least it was done! Now anticipation of the results began. Mercifully, because Jeff had a friend in the imaging department of the hospital, he got the radiologist’s report by e-mail a few days later. It wasn’t cancer or anything dire. We could deal with it. We immediately said a prayer of gratitude for good results. At the same time, we knew not everyone who got results were so fortunate. We had friends who were dealing with difficult diagnoses. We prayed for them too.

Jeff and I both knew that with God’s help, we would have handled whatever his test results had shown. With God beside us, we would do what had to be done and be at peace. There’s a reason God is called The Great Physician.

Note to readers: Don’t postpone tests.  Also, have someone pray for you if you feel overly anxious or nervous

It’s never a good idea to postpone necessary medical tests because nearly all conditions are more treatable when caught early.  Discuss all details of medical tests with your doctor, including why they feel the test is necessary, what the test will involve, whether someone should come with you to the appointment (usually to drive in case of drowsiness), when you might expect to receive the results and the means through which the results will be given to you.  (phone call, online report, doctor’s visit etc.)   Often tests are ordered to rule out possible conditions, so ordering a test does not necessarily mean you have anything of concern.

If you find yourself overly concerned about tests or awaiting test results, consider contacting someone to pray with you or for you.  Medical tests are a frequent subject of prayer on church prayer chains.  For tips on how to find someone to pray for you, you can get ideas in our article How to ask for and receive confidential prayer.    

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Omnipotent, Omnipresent Father, we humble ourselves before You, oh Lord, requesting Your Holy presence. Walk beside us Lord, as our exam results are approaching. The work has already been done, we placed our best foot forward, we studied hard, and we have released doubt and fear into Your hands.

Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Psalm 37:3-5, 7a Trust in the Lord and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him.

Ease the minds of those of us who are thinking that we didn’t study as hard as we should have, dear God. Help us to be reminded that whatever the outcome, You have called us to be the head and not the tail.

Help us to be guided accordingly from thereon if we do not obtain the results we desire, knowing that if we decide to go through with it again, we would do the best that we can, trusting You along the way.

Psalm 62:1-2 – My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

GOD did not give us a spirit of fear but of POWER, of LOVE and of self-discipline. – 2 Tim 1:7 Click To Tweet

Give us peace in our hearts, our bodies, our minds, our souls, as we wait patiently and with confidence, knowing that all things work together for good to those that love the Lord. Let worry, fear and doubt flee at the sound of Your great name.

Grant us favor, Loving Father, in the eyes of the examiners. We put our uttermost faith and trust in You to lead us to victory, in Jesus mighty name we pray, Amen and Amen!

Psalm 8 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God. By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his son is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. 

prayers for good medical test results

I’m a young Christian, from South Trinidad, seeking the wisdom of the Word and God’s blessings on my life. A journey, that’s just begun, but living to the Glory of God.

prayers for good medical test results

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