If you have a friend or loved one who is about to undergo surgery, you may be feeling worried and uncertain about what the future holds.
It’s natural to have concerns and to want to do everything you can to support your friend during this time.
One way you can support your friend is by praying for them and asking God to be with them and to guide the surgeons and medical team as they perform the procedure.
In this article, I will share a prayer written by myself, Dexter Whinfield, a pastor and a believer known for my faith and ability to encourage and inspire others.
This prayer is filled with hope and trust in God’s goodness and faithfulness, and it is a powerful way to lift up your friend and ask for God’s help and protection during this challenging time.
What kind of prayer should I say before surgery for my friend?
Prayer will a powerful source of comfort and strength, and there are many different ways to pray. Here are a few ideas for prayers you could say before your friend’s surgery:
A simple, straightforward prayer like “God, please be with my friend during this surgery and guide the hands of the medical team.
Help my friend to feel your presence and know that you are with them. Amen.”
A prayer asking for specific things, such as “Heavenly Father, please grant my friend a successful surgery and a quick recovery.
Please give the surgeons wisdom and skill, and provide comfort to my friend and their family during this time. In your holy name we pray, Amen.”
A prayer of thanksgiving, such as “Dear Lord, we are so grateful for the medical team that will be taking care of my friend during this surgery.
We give you thanks for their training, expertise, and dedication to helping others. Please bless them and the work they will be doing. Amen.”
Remember that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to pray – the important thing is that you are coming to God with an open and sincere heart.
Whatever prayer you choose to say, know that you can trust in God’s love and care for your friend.
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Short Prayer Before Surgery for a Friend
Here is a comforting prayer before surgery for a friend:
As my dear friend prepares for surgery, I lift [name of friend doing surgery] up to you and ask for your healing hand to be upon [name of friend].
I pray that you would give [name of friend] peace and calm [friend’s nane] fears as they face this challenge.
I thank you for the skilled surgeons and medical team that will be caring for my friend, and I ask that you would give them wisdom and success in their work.
Protect them from any complications and let your healing power flow through their body to bring about a complete and speedy recovery.
I claim your promise in Psalm 147:3 that you “heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds.”
I also stand on your word in Isaiah 53:5 that “by His wounds we are healed.” Lord, I ask that you would bring physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to my friend.
Thank you for your faithfulness and love. I trust in your plan and know that you are always with us.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
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More short prayers before surgery for a friend
If you are looking for additional inspirational short prayers that you can pray before surgery for your friend, the following are great prayers of healing, peace, strength, and comfort:
Dear Lord, please surround my friend with your love and protection as they prepare for surgery.
Give them the strength and courage they need to face this challenge.
Heavenly Father, I pray that you will guide the hands of the surgeons and medical team, and that you will give them wisdom and discernment as they care for my friend.
Lord, I ask that you would bring complete healing to my friend’s body.
Whether they are facing a physical ailment or an emotional wound, I pray that you would restore them to full health.
God, I know that you are sovereign over all things, and I trust in your plan for my friend’s life.
Please give them and their loved ones peace and comfort during this difficult time.
In Jesus’ name, I declare that my friend is healed and made whole.
I believe that your love and power are greater than any obstacle or challenge they may face. Amen.
How can I best support my friend before and after their surgery?
The best way to support your friend before and after their surgery is to pray for them and to encourage them with the word of God.
The Bible tells us that God is the ultimate Healer, and that His healing power is available to all who believe.
So before the surgery, you can pray with your friend and declare God’s healing power over their body.
You can also remind them of the many promises in the Bible that speak to God’s faithfulness and His ability to bring healing.
After the surgery, it’s important to continue to pray for your friend and to encourage them in their recovery.
You can also offer practical support, such as helping with household chores or providing meals.
It’s also important to be patient and understanding as your friend recovers, as it can be a difficult and challenging process.
Above all, it’s important to be a good listener and to be there for your friend as they navigate this difficult time.
What words of encouragement can I offer my friend before their surgery?
As a person of faith, I believe that God is the ultimate Healer and that He has the power to bring healing and restoration to every area of our lives.
I also believe that He has a plan and a purpose for each of us, and that He will never give us more than we can handle.
With that in mind, I would encourage you to offer your friend the following words of encouragement before their surgery:
“You are not alone. God is with you every step of the way, and He will never leave your side.”
“God has a plan for your life, and this surgery is just one step in that plan. Trust that He knows what He is doing, and that He will bring good out of this situation.”
“You are strong and capable. God has given you the strength and courage you need to face this surgery and to come through it victorious.”
“Remember that God is in control. He is sovereign over every aspect of your life, and He will work all things together for your good.”
“Don’t be afraid. God is with you, and He will give you the peace and comfort you need to get through this surgery.”
I would say that there are many things you can do to help your friend prepare for their surgery.
First and foremost, though I have said before, I would still encourage you to pray for your friend as often as you can and to ask others to pray for them as well.
Prayer is a powerful tool that can bring peace, comfort, and healing to those who are facing difficult situations.
And as mentioned before, you can offer your support by helping your friend in practical way, such as helping them to arrange for transportation to and from the hospital or assisting them with any other tasks they may need help with.
Are there any specific prayers I can say to help my friend’s surgery go well?
Prayer is a powerful tool that can help us through difficult times, including during a loved one’s surgery.
Here are a few specific healing prayers for a friend before surgery that you might find helpful as you lift your friend up in prayer:
“Father, I thank you for the gift of my friend’s life and I ask that you would watch over them during this surgery.
Please give the surgeons skill and wisdom, and let your healing hand be upon my friend.
I pray for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.
Please be with my friend and give them peace and comfort during this time. Amen.”
“God, I know that you are the great physician and that you have the power to heal.
I ask that you would be with my friend during this surgery and that you would protect them and guide the hands of the surgeons.
Please bring about a successful outcome and give my friend the strength and courage they need to recover.
I trust in your goodness and your sovereignty. Amen.”
“Jesus, I come to you in prayer for my friend who is undergoing surgery.
I ask that you would be with them and give them your peace and strength.
Please guide the surgeons and give them wisdom and skill. I ask for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery for my friend.
Please be with them and their family during this time and bring them your comfort and hope. Amen.”
Remember, you can always bring your own words and personalize your prayers to fit your own needs.
Catholic prayer before surgery for a friend
Here is a Catholic prayer that you can say for a friend before surgery:
Dear God, I come before you today to ask for your healing hand to be placed upon my friend.
I pray that you would give the medical team wisdom and skill as they perform the surgery.
Give my friend strength and courage as they face this medical procedure.
Also be with their family and loved ones, giving them peace and comfort during this time.
I pray that through this surgery, my friend would experience your miraculous healing power and that they would come to know you even more intimately as a result.
Please watch over my friend and bring them through this surgery successfully.
I trust in your goodness and faithfulness, and I give you all the praise and honor.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen
What are some things I should avoid saying to my friend before their surgery?
I would encourage you to avoid saying to your friend before their surgery:
“I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.” While this may be well-intentioned, it can sometimes come across as a way of avoiding deeper conversations or offering more concrete support.
Instead, consider asking your friend how you can be there for them during this time.
“Everything will be fine.” It’s natural to want to reassure your friend, but it’s important to recognize that they may be feeling anxious or uncertain about their surgery.
Instead of making blanket statements, try to validate their feelings and offer support.
“I know exactly how you feel.” Even if you have had a similar experience, it’s important to remember that everyone’s experiences are unique.
Instead of trying to relate to your friend’s situation, try to listen and offer empathy.
“You shouldn’t worry so much.” While it’s true that worry can be unhelpful, it’s important to recognize that it’s a natural response to stress and uncertainty.
Instead of telling your friend not to worry, try to offer them ways to manage their anxiety, such as through relaxation techniques or seeking support from others.
Remember, the most important thing is to be there for them in a loving and supportive way.
Healing scriptures for a friend before surgery
Here are five healing scriptures that you can share with your friend before their surgery:
Psalm 147:3 – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Isaiah 53:5 – “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.”
Psalm 30:2 – “O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.”
Psalm 103:3 – “Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases.”
Jeremiah 17:14 – “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.”
Final word on prayer before surgery for a friend
As I conclude this post on prayer for a friend who is about to undergo surgery, I want to remind you to tell them that no matter what the outcome may be, God is in control.
He is the great physician and has the power to heal in ways that we cannot even imagine.
I encourage your friend to trust in God and to rest in the knowledge that His love is always with them, holding them up and carrying them through this difficult time.
So, I pray that your friend will feel God’s peace and comfort in the days ahead, and that they will experience a complete and miraculous healing.
May they know that they are not alone, and that countless people are lifting them up in prayer. God bless.
A husband of one wife, father of two beautiful girls, laborer of Lord, Jesus Christ, and a servant to God’s His saints. I hope to encourage you by God’s grace. Thank you for stopping by.