living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer before surgery for a child

hands joined together in prayer

This page features three prayers you can pray as your child or baby undergoes an operation in hospital. To begin with, there is a prayer to say before surgery, asking for God's protection and success. There is also an inspiring prayer for healing, a prayer for recovery of your son or daughter after surgery, and some comforting quotes from the bible on God's peace and restoration. May you be encouraged now as you pray for your precious child.

Prayer before surgery for a child
(A prayer for a child’s peace of mind and successful operation, suitable for a parent or carer to pray)

Abba Father,

You told us to cry out “Daddy”, to nestle into you our creator as a child would a father. So we come close, we bring before you our wonderful child, beloved and beautiful in your sight. Lord, as he (she) is about to go into surgery we entrust him (her) to your care. We pray for your covering and protection as they undergo the anaesthetic. We ask for your divine blessing on the hands of the surgeons as they operate and for your peace to encircle our precious one. Lord, may they feel safe, protected and cared for today.

Father, please come with your strong arms of love and hold us all as family at this time. May your hope burn bright within our hearts as we rest secure in you.


healing prayer with a sunset over still waters as a background

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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.


a beautiful healing prayer

an inspiring prayer for healing accompanied by breathtaking images and soothing music:-

"come with your strong arms of love "

bible verses on God's peace & healing

"You, Lord, give perfect peace
to those who keep their purpose firm
and put their trust in you.
Trust in the Lord forever;
he will always protect us."

(Isaiah 26:3-4, GNT)

" Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

(John 14:27, NIV)

"He suffered and endured great pain for us, but we thought his suffering was punishment from God. He was wounded and crushed because of our sins; by taking our punishment, he made us completely well."

(Isaiah 53:4-5, CEV)