living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer before surgery

one lit candle

This page features several 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, followed by a prayer poem for healing and rest. Finally there is a prayer for successful recovery, healing and restoration after an operation. Further down you can also read comforting quotes on God's promise of strength for those in need.

Prayer before surgery for a friend or loved one
(a prayer for a safe & successful operation)

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.


healing prayer with a sunset over still waters as a background

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read prayers for healing for a friend
including a beautiful get well message for including in a card or text.

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.


"your promises are a lamp to guide our feet"

prayer for strength and hope

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

Prayer for recovery from surgery

Dear Lord,

Thank you for the surgeons, doctors and nurses that have cared for me. Bless the work of their hands and lead them as they give out to those in need.

Lord, you have been beside me each step of the way. You watched over me through this surgery, your angels stood guard when I needed protection. I ask that the oil of your healing would flow through me anew. May it heal, protect and breathe life into my body. Please give me rest and peace each moment of the day as I dwell in your love and truth. My trust is in you for complete restoration.

Father, thank you for your love to me.


bible quotes 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)