living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer before surgery

This page features two Christian prayers for those who are about to undergo an operation in hospital. The first prayer is a request for the protection of a friend and that the surgery may go well. The second prayer is for sucessful recovery, healing and restoration after an operation.

Prayer before surgery for a friend or loved one

Heavenly Father,

You remain constant, in a world of such bewildering hatred and confusing suffering. You are a rock on which we stand, your word is a fortress for our souls and your promises are a lamp to guide our feet.

We call and you are there, omnipresent and Almighty, Father hearted and merciful. So we call upon you today as our friend has this surgery. Protect and keep him (her) within your heavenly arms. Watch over every detail of the surgeons work, and bring them safely through this time into your streams of recovery and restoration.

Amen.



Prayer for surgery and healing
(a prayer for a successful recovery after an operation)

O Lord,

Be so close beside my dear one. Come whisper words of great hope into their hearts. Shut out the pain, the worry and fear and wrap them up within your soft, gentle love.
Bless the efforts of the surgeons who have worked to bring life and healing to his/her body. Please protect and keep him/her in your rest and care. May they know your presence close by each day.

Amen.




prayer for strength and hope

a contemporary prayer asking for God's power and hope to come into a difficult situation:-


"your promises are a lamp to guide our feet"

bible verses on God's strength

"You are my strong shield, and I trust you completely. You have helped me, and I will celebrate and thank you in song. You give strength to your people, Lord, and you save and protect your chosen ones."

(Psalm 28:7-8, CEV)


"He strengthens those who are weak and tired."

(Isaiah 40:29, GNT)


"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

(Psalm 46:1, NIV)