living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for successful surgery

several pretty daisies in a field

Whenever we face a difficult life experience such as an medical operation, we can find reassurance and comfort in the promise that Jesus offers us:-
"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)
Take time to meditate on these precious words, and remember that as you prepare for surgery, you are not alone, for the God of heaven and earth is with you. You may also find some of the prayers on this page useful. There is a prayer for successful surgery, a prayer for recovery after an operation, and an inspiring prayer for healing and strength. There are also some uplifting quotes from the bible on God's care and protection which you may wish to reflect on.

A Prayer for Successful Surgery
(a prayer for someone about to have an operation)

Almighty God,

I am in your care today as I go into surgery. Thank you that you hold all things together and breathe life itself into our beings. So I choose to rest in you. Lord, please protect my heart, mind and body under the anaesthetic. Guide the decisions, skills and hands of the surgeons and nursing team that will work today to bring healing. May your blessing be upon this operation.

Thank you.


healing prayer with a sunset over still waters as a background

click here for more inspiring prayers for healing

Prayer for healing and strength
(a Christian prayer for healing the sick)


We wait upon you.
Knee deep in the water of life,
Expectant and hopeful.
May the waves of the Holy Spirit
Be upon us,
Ministering to the pain,
Smoothing over wounds
And wrapping us with peace.

Our eyes are on you,
Your Majesty,
Your Kingdom love,
Your creative power.

Our hearts are open,
To receive,
Child to Father,
All you have for us.

We wait upon you,
You are our Saviour
And our King.


a prayer for peace of mind

A calming and reassuring prayer to receive God's peace in your life:-

"I choose to rest in you"

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 care & protection

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.

(Psalm 91:1-2, NLT)

"He strengthens those who are weak and tired."

(Isaiah 40:29, GNT)

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

(Isaiah 41:10, NIV)