18+ Bible Verses Before Surgery (Prayers and Full Biblical Explanations)

By Faith Way

In this blog post, you will find some of the most uplifting, encouraging, and comforting scriptures to read before undergoing surgery.

These scriptures were hand-picked, and are meant to bring you comfort, encouragement, and strength during this time.

I’m confident that this post will be a source of great blessings for you, and that God will speak to you as you meditate on these scriptures.

Your health is my concern, and while writing this blog post, I prayed that God would reveal himself to anyone who reads this post, you included.

As such, I have no reason to doubt that God will reveal himself to you before the surgery.

God is faithful, you’re his child, and he will defend you from the evil plans of satan, you will live.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

John 10:10

God knows your name, address, health condition, and most importantly, He loves you.

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

Isaiah 43:1

Do not be afraid, your heavenly Father is by your side, and be encouraged because:

  • God is your great physician.” – Mark 2:17
  • God is your healer.” – Exodus 15:26
  • God cannot lie, your health is God’s best interest.” – 3 John 2
  • God has sworn by himself to help you.” – Isaiah 41:13
  • God will see you through this surgery and the road of recovery ahead.“- Isaiah 43:2
  • God is your refuge and strength 💪. ” – Isaiah 41:10
  • God is the light at the end of the dark tunnel.” – Psalm 27:1
  • God is your heavenly father and he will never leave you. Psalm 68:5
  • God is the friend that will always be by your side.” – Proverbs 18:24
  • God is your shield🛡”. – Psalm 121:5
  • God is your provider.” Matthew 6:31-33
  • God is your source of encouragement after surgery.” Joshua 1:9.

“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.”

Isaiah 40:1-2

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Bible Verses Before Surgery

I have discovered that the Bible serves as an incredible source of guidance and encouragement in any season of our lives, and your situation isn’t new, there’s hope for you in scripture.

The following verses are just a few powerful scriptures that can help you conquer anxiety and find peace before surgery.

Take a moment to read, contemplate, and allow each scripture to resonate with you in the days leading up to the operation.

Isaiah 41:10 – God is with you before surgery

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

We will start our collection of comforting scriptures with what I consider as the best bible verse to read before surgery:

Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

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Fear thou not; Fear is not of God, whenever you are afraid it is an attack on your life because the Bible says that God has not given to you a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind.

Instead of allowing fear to crush you, resist that evil spirit of darkness so that it flees from you.

Confess loudly that God is with you, you are blessed, and you are healed by God’s power.

God is with you; our Lord has brought you this far.

Do you know that the devil wanted to destroy you even before you got to this point?

The bible says in John 10:10 that the thief cometh not but to steal, kill and destroy.

But God has keep you, and He surely won’t suddenly abandon you now.

Be not dismayed; Your health is important to God, and he will help you. Call on him today.

Do you remember the sick woman with the issue of blood who suffered for twelve long years?

You will find this story in Matthew 5.

This poor woman tried many doctors but none were able to help her get any better, instead she got worse.

But the moment she heard about Jesus being in town, she mustered enough faith and strength to touch the hem of his garment… she was healed that same hour.

You see, this woman was dismayed before hearing about Jesus being in town, but she quickly gathered herself upon hearing he was in town and she got her healing.

Like the woman in this story, you too can get your healing and restoration… gather yourself and believe God’s spoken words.

For I am thy God; The moment you accept and surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ God will invest his jealousy in you.

This means that no matter what may come your way and will try to crush you that God will defend you.

Sure, you will go through valleys, pain, tears, frustrations, and many other afflictions that the life and the devil will throw at you, but God will deliver you because He is your God.

I will strengthen thee; consider what God told Paul in 2 Corinthians 12.

God told him that “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”

It’s a lovely reminder that God will strengthen his children.

With this in mind you can even rejoice amidst pain because God is your strength.

I will help thee; When my wife was rushed into the emergency room to undergo an emergency surgery because of a non-stop bleeding from her womb, my heart was at peace.

Why? You may ask. Because I knew that God would help us, and he did.

I was on the waiting bench, my wife was in the operation room with the doctors about to undertake the surgery, but suddenly, theGod of the suddenly” stepped in.

Within 10 minutes a doctor came out the room and told me that the bleeding has stopped and there is no need for surgery.

Hallelujah, praise 👏 God. God helped me and He can help you too.

Powerful Bible verses before surgery

I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness; what does this statement by God means?

Well, we must first ask what is unrighteousness.

Unrighteousness in a nutshell is sin, especially against God.

When we sin the devil can use it against us before God. See Zechariah 3.

For this reason, God in Isaiah 41:10, promise to clothe us with his righteousness, that way satan cannot use our past sins against us.

Praise God, we have the victory.

Trust me, your experience is going to lead into powerful testimony to the glory of God.

And I encourage you to build your faith with these faith boosting Bible verses.

Proverbs 4:20-22 – God’s word is your health, pay attention to it before surgery

“My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh

Your life is hidden in Jesus Christ with God.

Do not worry; God’s word is life.

You can count on the integrity of God’s words, and you can rest assured that everything is going to work out fine.

Keep building your faith even on the operation day with surgery day faith scriptures.

John 14:18 – God will visit you as you prepare to have this operation


“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”

God is with you, and though you may not feel so right now, especially before cancer surgery.

But I want to remind you that you can count on God to show you mercy.

Jerimiah 31:3 – God’s love is with you before surgery

“The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”

What can separate you from God’s love?

God loves you so much; not even this medical condition can stop God’s love from pouring into your life.

Your father loves you and His love is unconditional.

1 Corinthians 1:9 – God’s faithfulness will bring comfort before surgery

“God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

You can count on God, no matter where, when, and whatever situation you find yourself; your heavenly Father is faithful and He will remaind faithful to you.

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Psalm 34:19 – God is your deliverer, even though you may be feeling pain now

“Many are the affliction of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them out of them all.”

The fact that you’re searching for scriptures to build your faith before surgery tells me that you’re going to return with a powerful testimony of God’s healing and guiding hands.

Psalm 34:19 is also a good verse for someone having surgery

Nothing on earth is here to last forever, so I encourage you to be patient because this time of distress shall pass.

Jerimiah 30:17 – God will even retore your health after surgery, be at peace

“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.”

The next chapter of your life is going to be so amazing, encourage your heart with this beautiful scripture because Jesus Christ by His stripes has healed you. (Read 1 Peter 2:24)

Proverbs 10:22 – God’s blessings will strengthen you before surgery day

“The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”

God has committed himself to bless you; learn His and receive His blessings today.

John 14:27 – God’s peace is your perpetual portion

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Your pain is real and you may even feel uncertain over the outcome of this surgery, but God has promised you peace to go through this; receive your Father’s peace today.

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Isaiah 61:7– God’s double blessing is your portion before and after surger

“For your shame, ye shall have double; and for confusion, they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.”

It takes serious courage to endure pain, and the path (faith) you have chosen while in possibly pain and uncertainty is a commendable choice.

I furher encourage you to stay on this path, focused, and God will richly reward at the end.

Psalm 30:5 – God’s favor is yours, so cry if you have to, but your joy comes in the morning

“For His anger endureth but a moment, and in His favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

Remember that you aren’t alone as you go through this difficult time. God is with you and He has promised you joy; receive it today.

Psalm 118:17 – God’s life is in your body and you will make it out of surgery alive


“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.”

It doesn’t matter what the devil says; God has given you life and you will live to the glory of your Heavenly Father

Romans 8:37 – Christ’s victory has caused you be an overcomer, you will overcome this too

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

No matter what you’re going through with your health right now, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel because God is with you and you are an overcomer.

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Ephesians 1:3 – God has richly blessed you, rest assured, you have blessings in heaven and earth


“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”

Faith can move mountains. Believe everything is possible, and you will change the results because your Heavenly Father is with you, and He has blessed you.

1 Peter 2:9 – God has chosen to praise and make His name visible on earth

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

It always seems impossible until it is done, but you can do it because you are royal.

1 John 3:2 – you belong to God, call him your heavenly father

“Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”

You are born of God, a child of the Highest King; rejoice today because it is well. And don’t forget to check out our collection of speedy recovery health healing scriptures.

Romans 8:28 – God will turn this situation into a great blessing

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Let your mind be at peace; God can use even this hard situation for your good. God loves you and He has a plan for your family.

Also, Romans 8:28 is a good prayer Bible verse for surgery that you can you as a prayer point to confess over your life daily.

Powerful Bible Verses to Read Before a Surgical Operation


Here are a few more powerful verses that will bring you encouragement before undergoing surgery.

Philippians 4

Verse: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)

When faced with the fear of surgery, this verse reminds us to approach God with our concerns and worries.

It urges us to bring our anxieties before Him through prayer and petition, and to do so with a grateful heart.

By entrusting your fears to God, you will find peace in His presence.

Isaiah 41

Verse: “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)

In moments of uncertainty, this verse offers reassurance that God is always by your side.

It reminds us not to be afraid or discouraged, for He promises to strengthen and support us.

Knowing that God is with you throughout the surgical process will bring comfort and peace to your hearts.

Psalm 91

Verse: “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” (Psalm 91:1-2)

This powerful passage reminds us of the protection and security we find in God.

It encourages us to seek refuge in Him, knowing that He is our ultimate stronghold.

By placing your trust in the Lord, you will experience a sense of calm and assurance, even in the face of surgery.

Joshua 1

Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

Surgery can bring about fear and discouragement, but this verse reminds us to be strong and courageous.

It assures you that God goes before you, accompanying you on your journey.

With His constant presence, you will find the strength to face surgery with confidence and trust.

Jeremiah 30

Verse: “I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 30:17)

This verse provides a reassuring promise of healing from the Lord.

It reminds us that God is not only capable of bringing physical healing but also of restoring our overall well-being.

Meditating on this verse before surgery will instill hope and faith in the healing power of God.

In times of uncertainty and anxiety before surgery, these Bible verses can serve as a source of peace, strength, and encouragement.

They remind us of God’s presence, His promises, and His ability to bring healing.

Take comfort in the words of Scripture and allow them to uplift your spirit as you face the surgical journey ahead.

Popular Stories of Healing from the Bible

The Bible is filled with stories of miraculous healings that provide comfort and inspiration, especially in times of difficulty such as before surgery.

These stories highlight the power of faith and serve as a reminder of God’s ability to bring healing and restoration.

Let’s see some of these accounts of healing found in the Bible.

The Healing of the Paralytic (Mark 2)

In Mark 2, we encounter the story of a paralytic man whose friends carried him to Jesus, hoping for healing.

However, the house where Jesus was teaching was packed with people, making it impossible to reach him.

Undeterred, they decided to lower the paralytic through the roof.

Jesus saw their faith and said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven. Get up, take your mat and walk.”

This powerful story showcases Jesus’ ability to heal both physically and spiritually.

It emphasizes the importance of faith, persistence, and the transformative power of Jesus’ words.

Jesus Healing the Woman with the Issue of Blood (Mark 5)

In Mark 5, we read about a woman who had been suffering from a bleeding condition for twelve years.

She had sought medical help to no avail and had spent all her money on treatments.

Hearing about Jesus, she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”

Despite the crowd surrounding Jesus, she managed to touch his robe, and instantly her bleeding stopped.

Jesus felt power go out from him and turned to the woman, saying, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

This story highlights the profound impact of unwavering faith and the healing power of Jesus’ touch.

Healing of the Centurion’s Servant (Matthew 8)

In Matthew 8, we learn about the centurion who sought Jesus’ help for his paralyzed servant.

The centurion acknowledged Jesus’ authority and power, stating that he believed Jesus could heal his servant with just a word.

Jesus praised the centurion’s faith, saying, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.” The centurion’s servant was healed at that very moment.

This account highlights the importance of faith and the profound impact it can have on receiving healing from Jesus.

It encourages us to approach God with unwavering trust in His ability to heal and restore.

These stories from the Bible serve as beacons of hope, reminding us that God is capable of bringing healing and restoration in the most challenging circumstances.

They encourage us to approach our own struggles with faith and to trust in God’s power to heal.

Encouraging Words from Jesus

When faced with the uncertainty of life it can be incredibly comforting to turn to the reassuring words of Jesus.

Let’s look to the bible to find some of Jesus’s encouraging words:

Matthew 11

In Matthew 11, Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

These words remind us that we don’t have to carry our worries alone.

Jesus invites us to bring our fears and anxieties to Him, trusting that He will provide rest and rejuvenation for our weary souls.

John 16

In John 16, Jesus assures us, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

These powerful words remind us that although we may face difficulties and uncertainties in life, we can find hope in Jesus, who has conquered all obstacles.

His victory offers us reassurance that we are not alone in our struggles, and He is always with us, guiding us through the storms.

Matthew 28

Matthew 28 contains the famous Great Commission, where Jesus instructs His followers to go and make disciples of all nations.

While this may not seem directly related to facing surgery, it serves as a reminder of our purpose in life and the hope we carry within us.

Even in difficult times, our faith can inspire and impact those around us.

It’s a call to share the love and peace of Christ with others, even amidst our own challenges.

Mark 9

In Mark 9, Jesus tells a distraught father, “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

These words remind us of the power of faith and the miracles that can occur when we place our trust in God.

While surgery may seem daunting, we are reminded that with faith, all things are possible.

Trusting in God’s plan can bring comfort and assurance that He is in control, working all things together for our good.

Prayers Before Surgery

There are many different prayers that people may choose to say before surgery. Here are a few examples:

1. “Dear God, please be with me as I go through this surgery.

Please give me strength and courage, and please guide the hands of the surgeons and medical team as they work.

Please watch over me and protect me, and help me to recover quickly and fully.

Thank you for your love and your grace. Amen.”

2. “Heavenly Father, I come to you in prayer today as I face this surgery.

.I ask for your healing touch to be upon me, and for your protection as I undergo this procedure.

Please give me peace and calm, and help me to trust in your love and care for me.

Thank you for your faithfulness and your goodness. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

3. “Lord, I ask for your presence and your peace as I prepare for this surgery.

Please give me the strength and courage to face whatever comes my way, and please watch over me and protect me.

Help me to trust in your plan for my life, and give me the grace to accept your will for me.

Thank you for your love and your mercy. Amen.”

4. Loving Father, as I face this new experience under very trying and uncertain circumstances, I come to you, for courage, strength, wisdom, and peace of mind.

I know that your healing power is here, both in me and in my doctor.

I trust the doctor’s skill and wisdom, the tender care of the nurses because I know you are in the background watching over everything.

5. Dear Lord, take over this operation and let your power be felt in me throughout this operation.

Let your perfect wholeness be mine, that I will live to glorify you in every area of my life.

I pray all of these in the powerful name of Jesus, My Lord and Savior, Amen.

It is important to remember that there is no one “right” prayer to say before surgery, and you should choose words that feel meaningful and authentic to you.

You may also want to consider seeking guidance and support from a religious leader, pastor, or spiritual advisor.

Prayer of Gratitude Before Surgery

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for being with me as I prepare to undergo surgery.

I am consoled by your words because it is written that it is you who goes before me.

I believe in your promises and I know that you will go before me ahead of this operation.

I may not always feel you near me, but I know and trust that you are with me.

Thank You for your mercies, loving-kindness, and seeing through a successful surgery.

I am so thankful that you are always with me, I love you Lord, and I praise you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayer on Surgery Day

Dear Heavenly Father, Maker of heaven and earth, thank you for this opportunity to pray before surgery.

I commit my life to your care, and I thank you for the doctors, nurses, surgeons, and the roles they will perform to make this operation a successful one.

Lord, may you oversee each area of this surgery, every detail, and protect and keep me as I look forward to healing and quick recovery.

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Pray before surgery

What does the bible say about surgeries?

Surgical operations were allowed in the old testament, where it was mandatory as part of the covenant God made with Abraham (Genesis 17:10-11) to circumcise and castrate the males in his house.

Comforting bible verses for surgery

What is a good bible verse for healing?

“Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.” Jerimiah 17:14

“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.” Jerimiah 30:17

Encouragement for surgery

What does the bible say about medical procedures?

“Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. Luke 5:31

If you are sick and need medical attention, by all means, get the help you need and believe God for a safe operation.

Uplifting for surgery

What is a good prayer for healing?

“Heavenly Father, hear me, help me and heal me. I have no power of my own to heal or recover from this operation. I do not know what to do, but my eyes are upon you, Lord.” Amen.

Prayer for Surgery

What is a good bible verse for someone in the hospital?

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Bible Verses for Surgery

Final Words of Encouragement Before Surgery

Seeing yourself walking out of the hospital stronger and full of life after successful surgery is not impossible.

In times of uncertainty and fear, finding solace in Bible verses before surgery will bring immense comfort and strength.

The power of faith and prayer is well-documented, and many people turn to the scriptures as a source of reassurance and hope before undergoing medical procedures.

These verses serve as a reminder of God’s love, presence, and healing power, providing encouragement to both patients and their loved ones.

By meditating on these words, you will find peace in knowing that you are not alone and that your well-being is in the hands of a higher power (God).

So, whether it’s a simple procedure or a complex surgery, taking the time to read and reflect on these verses can provide a sense of calm and confidence in the midst of the unknown.

Thank you, and do not forget to check out our other Bible verses.

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