18 Bible verses before surgery for encouragement peace, and comfort

Written By DEXTER

Dexter is a pastor who enjoys reading and studying the Bible to inspire and empower others.

In this post you’ll find 18 encouraging scriptures to read before surgery. But first, hear what God is saying to you 👇

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

Even if you are in a rush and is looking for a good scripture to boost your hope and build your faith before surgery we’ve got you covered with our short collection of scriptures before surgery.

Be of good cheer, here you will find endless pre- surgery scriptures to feed your mind, and build your faith before the operation.

So, without further ado, here is our first collection of verses before surgery

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Uplifting bible verses before surgery

As a believer, experiencing God’s victory in your life is a powerful and awe-inspiring journey.

It requires knowing not just what to do, but when to do it. But where do you turn for guidance and wisdom during times of pain and uncertainty?

I’ve found that the Bible is an incredible source of direction and encouragement.

The following verses are just a few of the powerful scriptures that can help you to overcome anxiety and strengthen your faith and confidence in God before surgery.

Take a moment to read them, reflect on them, and let them speak to you in the days leading up to your 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.”

Let’s start our collection of comforting surgery verses with our best bible verse 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.”

God is with you; He has brought you too far to suddenly abandon you now.

Do not fear or be dismayed. Your health and healing are important to God, and he will help you. Call on him today.

Your experience is going to be a powerful testimony to the glory of God.

And I encourage you to continue to build your faith with these after surgery faith 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Inspirational bible verses for surgery

If God is for you who can be against you? I encourage you to even add the following pre-surgery scriptures to your journal:

Isaiah 41:10 – “Fear not, for I am with thee: turn not aside, for I am thy God: I have strengthened thee, and have helped thee, and the right hand of my just one hath upheld thee.”

Psalm 147:3 – “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.”
“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”

Isaiah 40:29 – “It is he that giveth strength to the weary, and increaseth force and might to them that are not.”

Isaiah 26:3 – “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”

Romans 8:38-39 – “For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.”

Deuteronomy 31:8 – “And the Lord who is your leader, he himself will be with thee: he will not leave thee, nor forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”

Psalm 30:2 – “O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.”

Matthew 9:20-21 – “And behold a woman who was troubled with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment.

For she said within herself: If I shall touch only his garment, I shall be healed.”

Psalm 138:8 – “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.”

James 1:12 – “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been proved, he shall receive a crown of life, which God hath promised to them that love him.”

Romans 8:31-32 – “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who is against us? He that spared not even his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how hath he not also, with him, given us all things?”

Isaiah 12:2 – “Behold, God is my saviour, I will deal confidently, and will not fear: O because the Lord is my strength, and my praise, and he is become my salvation.”

1 John 5:14-15 – “And this is the confidence which we have towards him: That, whatsoever we shall ask according to his will, he heareth us.

And we know that he heareth us whatsoever we ask: we know that we have the petitions which we request of him.”

Joshua 1:9 – “Behold I command thee, take courage, and be strong. Fear not and be not dismayed: because the Lord thy God is with thee in all things whatsoever thou shalt go to.”

Psalm 71:5 – “For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.”

My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.”

John 6:20 – “But he saith to them: It is I; be not afraid.”

James 5:16 – “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord”

Psalm 91:11 – “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”

Psalm 91:14-15 – “Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.”

Isaiah 55:6 – “Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near.”

Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned, and do need the glory of God.”

3 John 1:2 – “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

Psalm 56:3 – “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.”

1 Peter 5:7 – “Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you”

Short bible verses before surgery

Here are a few short bible verses to read and memorize before surgery:

“I will trust in the Lord.” – Psalm 56:3

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” – John 14:27

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” – Psalm 27:1

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.” – 1 Peter 2:24

“The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” – Hebrews 13:6

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self-control.” – 2 Timothy 1:7

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2 Timothy 1:7  – “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

When getting ready for surgery, tell yourself that God has invested his love, jealousy, and bold spirit toward you.

By so doing, you will overcome the devil 😈 of fear and any other worrying 😟 emotions that satan may use against you before surgery.

Believe before surgery

Your assignment as a believer is to believe, receive, and confess this scripture over your life daily.

Whether you, a family member, or a friend getting ready for surgery, God will help.

Don’t allow the devil to deceive you, God can, and will see you through this operation but…

Your faith will have to rise to the occasion, especially if you’re scheduled for a major operation and you want God’s presence to go with you into the operating room.

All things are possible for those who believe. And the good news is that you’re not alone, we’re in this together, and we shall get through this together, but only if you believe.

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Hope in God before surgery

For this reason, I invite you to prayerfully spend time before God to build your faith, and find encouragement, strength, and peace before surgery as you read his words.

Undergoing a successful surgery and recovering quickly isn’t always easy. It can be a long painful journey.

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But all things are possible to God and you can benefit from his promise if you believe he can do what you desire him to do. Do you believe he can do it?

“As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.” Mark 5:36.

Be healed before surgery

David in Psalm 107:20, Solomon in Proverbs 4:20:22, and many others in Bible time and even today have testified how reading faith-based scriptures before surgery can bring healing.

God hasn’t changed, he is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore.

If you can muster faith the size of a mustard seed, you too can share a great testimony about his healing and deliverance.

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Your circumstance right now may not look promising, but God is with you; He has forgiven you, he loves you, and we all are in this together with you.

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Should you pray for a successful surgery?

Prayer is a helpful way to find comfort, hope, and support during times of stress and uncertainty, such as when preparing for surgery.

Praying to God will help you to feel more at peace and gives you a sense of purpose and meaning.

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Also, praying for a successful surgery outcome helps us to feel more hopeful and positive about the outcome of the surgery.

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Most encouraging Bible verses to read before surgery

We have shared some scriptures already, but here are a few more encouraging Bible verses that you may find helpful to read before surgery:

  1. “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
  2. “He will give you the strength to endure, and he will provide you with a way out.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13
  3. “Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6
  4. “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” – Psalm 28:7
  5. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
  6. “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” – Isaiah 40:29
  7. “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'” – Psalm 91:2

I hope these verses bring you comfort and strength as you prepare for surgery. May God bless you and watch over you.

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Bible stories about healing that you can read before surgery

There are many stories in the Bible about healing, and reading them can be a source of comfort and inspiration before surgery. Here are a few examples:

1. The Healing of the Centurion’s Servant (Matthew 8:5-13): In this story, Jesus healed a servant of a Roman centurion who was paralyzed and in great pain.

The centurion believed that Jesus had the power to heal his servant from a distance, and Jesus granted the request, saying “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.”

2. The Healing of the Paralytic (Mark 2:1-12): In this story, Jesus healed a man who was paralyzed and unable to walk.

The man was brought to Jesus on a mat, and when Jesus saw the faith of those who brought him, he said to the man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Then, he told the man to get up, pick up his mat, and go home.

3. The Healing of the Woman with the Issue of Blood (Mark 5:34): In this story, Jesus healed a woman who had been suffering from a bleeding disorder for 12 years. She had spent all her money on doctors and treatments, but none of them had been able to heal her.

When she heard about Jesus, she believed that if she could just touch the hem of his robe, she would be healed. And when she did, she was immediately healed.

4. The Healing of the Man Born Blind (John 9:1-7): In this story, Jesus healed a man who had been born blind. When the man was brought to Jesus, Jesus spat on the ground, made some mud, and applied it to the man’s eyes.

He then told the man to go and wash in the pool of Siloam. When the man did as he was told, he was able to see for the first time in his life.

I hope these stories provide you with some comfort and encouragement as you prepare for your surgery.

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Specific prayers that you can say 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.

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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.

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Prayer for 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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Final word before surgery

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

God is able, and these comforting Bible verses for surgery are ideal and perfect for meditating and confession to build your faith and trust in God before your medical operation.

If our collection of comforting Bible verses before surgery has blessed you, please share them with anyone battling with cancer, who desires to be healed, preparing for surgery, or is in the hospital and needs a word of encouragement.

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

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