Comforting Scriptures Before Surgery for a Friend

By Faith Way

Through Jesus, God gave us victory over death, pain, and every unwelcome health condition. Find rest in Christ, God loves your friend and you can use the following faith scriptures for surgery to build both you and your friend’s faith before surgery

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What does the Bible say about surgery?

The Bible has no direct mention of the word “surgery.” However, circumcision and castration are mentioned in Genesis 17:10-11 and Deuteronomy 32:2, and both are considered surgical operations.

Psalm 46:1: God is your refuge

Scriptures Before Surgery for a Friend


1. 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.”

2. Isaiah 40:29

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”

3. Isaiah 38:17

“Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.”


4. Isaiah 57:18-19

“I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.

READ: Best pre-surgery prayer for friend

 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him.

5. Psalm 46:1 (KJV)


“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

  • Riding through this storm while waiting on God will not be easy but possible.
  • This verse brings hope; it says God is our refuge and strength.​ ​
  • Like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to bow to the king’s idol and trusted God for deliverance. Your friend too can stand in faith and count on God’s deliverance.
  • Encourage your friend not to look at their unpleasant health condition, but instead to confess life and health over their body daily.
  • God is our life, and your friend shall live, God is our hiding place, and together we can hope in him.
  • Take heart and remember the three Hebrew boys who waited on God and weren’t disappointed.
Psalm 9:9 – find rest in God

6. Psalm 9:9 (KJV)


“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”

  • Health issues as a child of God don’t mean God has forsaken your friend.
  • God has allowed and is using the situation to push your friend closer to him.
  • Take courage and remember that this health issue isn’t unto death, but God is using it to push your friend into divine destiny.
Isaiah 40:29-31- you’re strong in God

7. Isaiah 40:29-31(KJV)


“He giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.”​

  • Is your friend feeling weak and getting weaker with every passing day?
  • If your answer is yes to this question, then Isaiah 40:29-31 is speaking to your friend.
  • It says that God will give us power when we feel like giving up and strength when we don’t feel like having the energy to do anything.
  • God has committed Himself to help us to the extent where our strength will surpass that of the youth.
  • But your friend will need patience because our strength comes from the Lord and as your friend waits on the Lord; He will strengthen your friend.
  • Isaiah 40:29-31 is an ideal scripture for a friend before surgery; I encourage you to tell your friend to memorize and confess it while recuperating after surgery.
James 1:3-4 – your faith will past the test.
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8. James 1:3-4 (KJV)

“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

  • Patience is a grace we must all pursue, without it, your friend would be fighting a losing battle.
  • God rewards those who wait on him.
  • Don’t worry because those who wait for God will not be disappointed.​
  • Waiting on God means you are taking Him at His word.
Proverbs 18:10 – The Lord is your strong Tower.

9. Proverbs 18:10 (KJV)

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.”

  • A tower speaks of protection, elevation, and strength.​
  • The name of the Lord is a strong tower, and as such, no device of satan, man, or this stubborn condition will destroy your friend.
  • Proverb 18:10 is such a beautiful scripture and I will encourage your friend to keep going.
  • Don’t give up, don’t be overwhelmed, but confess faith in God; declare His promises over your friend’s life daily.
  • Don’t drawback but look to the hills from where will come your friend’s help.

10. Isaiah 40:10 (KJV)

“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.”

  • Your strength is of God, and here Isaiah 41:10 is encouraging you to stand firm and fear not.​
  • It is God who will strengthen your friend, God will go before them, God who will go with them, and it is God who will uphold them during and after the operation.​

11. Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  • Fight tooth and nail to resist anxiety and fear. Anxiety is of the flesh manipulated by the devil.
  • When we are anxious, we resist the will of God and embrace the will of the flesh manipulated by satan.​
  • With all your heart, mind, body, and soul find rest and peace in Jesus Christ.​
  • Tell your friend that all is well, and direct their energy to prayer, supplication, praises, and thanksgiving to God.

12. 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

  • Fight against fear. God didn’t give us a spirit of fear.
  • Satan will try to manipulate things around us to cause fear.
  • When you allow fear to grip your heart you’re limiting God from intervening on your behalf.​
  • I encourage you to tell your friend to say no to fear at all costs.

13. 1 John 5:14-15 (ESV)

“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”

  • God is interested in answering your prayers according to this verse.
  • God delights in answering the prayers of His saints; for every prayer prayed to Him according to His will, He answers.
  • Don’t allow the devil to rob you of the precious hope and privilege you have in Christ.

14. 2 Corinthians 4:17 (KJV)

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

  • Yes, God is glorified when we stands on His words and resists all the attacks of satan like Jesus did in Matthew 4.
  • The pain today will soon pass, but don’t waste your pain, allow God to work in you to bring about an eternal weight of glory.

15. 1 Peter 2:24 (KJV)

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

  • Healing is also possible if you believe. Does your friend want to be healed?
  • Encourage your friend to believe, and insist that they are healed.

16. 2 Corinthians 1:9​ (KJV)

“But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead.”

  • Encourage your friend to trust God; He is our heavenly Father who knows how to get us through the roughest phase of life.​
Habakkuk 3:19 – you’re will be rewarded with strength and favor.

17. Habakkuk 3:19 (KJV)

“The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me walk upon mine high places.”

  • In this verse, we see that our Father is ruler over all—He is sovereign and the Almighty.​
  • No matter where you are health-wise, your Father will strengthen you, and bless you with stability, mercy, and stamina to do great things.

18. Psalm 23:4 (KJV)

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

The good news: You can trust God with your life because He will not fail you.

Sure, uncertainties are some of the most frustrating times in our lives.​

Not knowing what’s around the corner or what may happen next with your health isn’t necessarily the best position to be in.

But this verse reveals that even in your darkest hour, God will help and see you through the operation.

Psalm 23:4 is one of the most popular Psalms people confess for safe surgery.

Psalm 73:26 – trust God.

19. Psalm 73:26 (KJV)

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

  • The key to getting through this is not putting your confidence in the doctors.
  • Trust God to give the doctors wisdom and to guide their hands and tools to perform a successful surgery.
  • While you’re on the operation bed lying unconscious (meaning your flesh and heart are helpless) God will direct the surgeons to do a complete and successful surgery.
1 Corinthians 10:13 – God will bring you out alive and well.

20. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV)

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.

  • God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear.
  • When you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
  • Others have experienced and overcome what you’re going through now.​ ​
  • It’s a good idea to reach out to them, especially those who God helped to overcome various health conditions.
Philippians 4:13 – you can do it.

God is with your friend before surgery

Share these verses with your friend to build their faith before surgery.

Deuteronomy 32:8

“And the LORD, he​ it is​ that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”

Genesis 28:15

Look, I am with you, and I will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

Exodus 13:21

And the LORD went before them in a pillar of cloud to guide their way by day, and in a pillar of fire to give them light by night, so that they could travel by day or night.

Exodus 33:14

And the LORD answered, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Deuteronomy 4:31

For the LORD your God is a merciful God; He will not abandon you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers, which He swore to them by oath.

Deuteronomy 20:1

When you go out to war against your enemies and see horses, chariots, and an army larger than yours, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or terrified of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Encourage your friend to have faith on surgery day

Remind your friend to exorcise faith in God on surgery day:

Philippians 4:13​

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.

Ephesians 3:16

I ask that out of the riches of His glory He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being,

Colossians 1:11

being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have full endurance and patience, and joyfully

1 Timothy 1:12

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, that He considered me faithful and appointed me to service.

Your friend must keep building their faith even after the operation

Remind your friend to continue building faith even after surgery.

Psalm 25:7

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my rebellious acts; remember me according to Your loving devotion, because of Your goodness, O LORD.

Psalm 25:10

All the LORD’s ways are loving and faithful to those who keep His covenant and His decrees.

Psalm 27:4

One thing I have asked of the LORD; this is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and seek Him in His temple.

Psalm 61:4

Let me dwell in Your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

Believe God for quick recovery

Claim speedy recovery with our collection of scriptures for surgery recovery with explanations of each:

Jerimiah 30:17

“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.”

Exodus 15:26

saying, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His eyes, and pay attention to His commands, and keep all His statutes, then I will not bring on you any of the diseases I inflicted on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”

Psalm 103:3

He who forgives all your iniquities and heals all your diseases,

Psalm 107:20

He sent forth His word and healed them; He rescued them from the Pit.

Psalm 142:4

Look to my right and see; no one attends to me. There is no refuge for me; no one cares for my soul.

Isaiah 11:12

He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; He will collect the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Isaiah 30:26

The light of the moon will be as bright as the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter–like the light of seven days–on the day that the LORD binds up the brokenness of His people and heals the wounds He has inflicted.

Isaiah 33:24

And no resident of Zion will say, “I am sick.” The people who dwell there will be forgiven of iniquity.

Healing can be your friend’s too only if they believe

Claim God’s promise of healing with our collection of scriptures for healing after surgery with comments on each:

Psalm 6:2

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.

Psalm 103:2-5

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.

Exodus 23:25

You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.

1 Peter 2:24

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed.

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.

Jeremiah 33:6

Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.

Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 41:3

The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

Your friend can build their faith with surgery scriptures from Psalms

See what God says in the book of Psalms with our collection of Psalms to read before surgery:

Psalm 22:19

But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me

Psalm 27:9

Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Psalm 30:10

Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou, my helper.

Psalm 33:20

Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 40:17

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

Psalms for safe surgery​

Here’s a powerful collection of Psalms for safe surgery

Psalm 42:11

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 147:1-3

“Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely. The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.”

Psalm 103:1-5​

​ “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:​

More Biblical encouragement for a friend before surgery

Let your soul find rest, upliftment, peace, and joy with our collection of spiritual words of encouragement for a 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.”

Psalm 23:4

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

Jerimiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Do you have a child preparing for surgery​?

See what the Bible says in times of uncertainties; read our best-recommended scripture for a child having surgery.

​ Isaiah 41:10

​ “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.”

Joshua 1:9

​ “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

1 John 5:14-15

​ “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”

Share these scriptures with someone having surgery​

Help someone else to build their faith by sharing our collection of bible verses about someone having surgery:

Psalm 6:2-4 (KJV)

“Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.”​

Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

“But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew​ their​ strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary; They shall walk and not faint.”​

Psalm 23:4 (KJV)

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”​

Short prayer for surgery

“Gracious Heavenly Father, You are with me, and I will not fear. You are my God, and I will not faint. I pray that you strengthen me, I pray that you help me, and I pray that you uphold me with your righteous right hand of righteousness. I pray that you see me through this surgery, guide the hands of the surgeons as they operate on me, and help me to recover quickly, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.​

Meditation before surgery

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

​ My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

​ He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

​ Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.”​ Psalm 121

Mindset before surgery

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?​

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

​ Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.​

Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.​

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?”​ Romans 8:31-35

Confession before surgery

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.”​ Psalm 118:17.

Praise God before surgery

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”​ Hababkuk 3:17-18

Give God thanks before surgery

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.​ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Pray before surgery

“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”​ Luke 18:1.

Pray for others having surgery

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”​ Romans 8:26

Forgive others before surgery

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”​ Mark 11:25

Love before surgery

“This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.”​ John 15:12

Listen to the testimonies of others before surgery

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”​ Proverbs 27:17

Find peace and rest before surgery​

“The Lord is Near! Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation with prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”​ Phillippians 4:6

Trust God before surgery

“Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.” Psalm 37:3


The devil or the doctors doesn’t have the final say over your friend’s health, God does, and from the verses we’ve highlighted in this post, God said:

  • Your friend shall live
  • Your friend shall receive power and strength
  • Your friend shall overcome
  • Your friend have the victory
  • Your friend’s health shall be restored
  • You friend is healed; whether before or after surgery; God’s words is final.

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The devil will try his best to distract you and your friend from reading these bible verses.

But you must push in faith and allow these surgery scriptures to mold and help build your friend’s faith to the point where they will believe God.

If these scriptures have been a blessing to you and your friend I encourage you to share them with anyone that you think may need to hear them, especially someone in the hospital who need a few good Bible verses to stand on.

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