What is it like going through surgery? What are your emotions regarding you or a loved one going through surgery?
What can you do to support a family member's surgery? How can you make fears and uncertainty dissipate in a challenging time?
Going into surgery can cause fear and anxiety in you and your family members. In addition, there are emotional situations that may affect the patient emotionally and may cause distress.
Your mind allows room for the fears and doubts to grow as the uncertainty of the surgery approaches. Fears manifest thoughts of death in the patient despite of low mortality rate during surgery.
The patient might feel helpless because of their physical situation. In addition, feelings of guilt about the things that damaged their health and anger towards them are also present.
With their health situation, the patient might feel loneliness or isolation, and the pain that they are carrying can cause them to feel misunderstood or abnormal.
So, before the surgery starts, it's better to grow a supportive safety net around the patient. Support will make them feel euphoric with all the love and help to surround them.
One way to calm a restless heart is to surrender everything and pray to God. In addition, you can pray on behalf of a family member to express your support and love to them.
When you feel like you're losing grip on hope because of challenging circumstances, it is the best time to strengthen the faith, even if you feel like you can't.
With your faith comes the miracles of the Lord!
God, we pray that you shine your light on my loved one [name], who will undergo surgery due to [illness]
We pray that you grant healing not just physical but also in mind and soul
You are our greatest healer, and we entrust in your hands the situation [name] is in
Bless us financially that we will be able to shoulder all the expenses needed for the surgery and medications
Comfort our hearts and give peace in our minds that the surgery will be a success!
Bring forth light and hope where the darkness unfolds
We praise and glory your Holy name. Amen!
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Prayer for Successful Surgery and Recovery
You can't do things alone, and with the help of prayer comes a sense of comfort and hope for a successful surgery and recovery. Things might seem impossible, emotions are unbearable, and you feel hopeless, come to the Lord and surrender everything to him.
Unburden yourself from all predicaments. Instead, trust the will of the Lord and give up your own choice. Pray this for your sick family member.
Subject your thoughts and deeds to his teachings.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of life and restoration of health
I pray to you today, seeking for a family member's surgery to go well
Touch her with your healing hands and bestow her a speedy recovery after the surgery
Give her peace and comfort her anxious heart
Watch her over during the surgery
Allow her to feel your presence in the operating room
Fill her heart with hope and confidence that her surgery will be successful
Please guide the hands of the doctors who are going to do the operation
Direct their mind that they will excel in performing the operation
I pray all of these to you in complete trust, knowing that all impossible is possible
In your holy name. Amen
Prayer for Successful Surgery for a Friend
It can't be helped to feel worried, anxious, and scared once a dear friend is about to have surgery. Keep in mind that worrying about the situation will not help things get better, and neither will it help your friend to overcome fears.
Thoughts alone are scary, and once you drown in, it is hard to find hope and light in a particular situation. Help your friend to overcome this, and let the light illuminate with the power of prayer.
May these prayer helps you and your friend find peace and strength. Let your trust be stronger than your fears.
The love and mercy of God are powerful. He hears you, and it is his will to guide the success of surgery of your friend.
Lord, I hereby pray to you to bring a successful surgery as my friend fights cancer
Take away all worries, free her from fears and anxiety and allow her to trust in your mercy
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Oh Lord, you are our healer, our great savior
Without you, we are nothing
I lift our dear friend to your loving arms, knowing it is your will to heal her.
Give her courage and hope in times when doubtfulness in the process crosses her mind.
Guide the process and the medical workers into a successful surgery
Lord, you alone have the power to take away the affliction that my friend has
Restore her health and keep her away from getting disease once again
After surgery, help her body to be strong to take all effects and medications into her body
Thank you, Lord, for this another chance at life and restoration of health
I know my friend will continue to serve in your name as her redemption
I am grateful for the love that you have given to her. Amen
Prayer for Eye Surgery
The light of the body is in the eye. Seeing the beauty of life is the most amazing to ever witness in a lifetime, and the hindrance from doing so is dreadful.
With advanced technology and knowledge in medical studies, healing eyes is possible through eye surgery.
Eye surgery serves to correct vision or prevent you from going blind. There are different types of eye surgery depending on what the complications are.
For the success of your eye surgery, you can recite this prayer created for you, or you can intercede with St. Lucy in your prayers.
Lord, aid me as I go to surgery for my eyes
I declare healing in my eyes! And I trust the procedure that I need to go through.
I praise you, and I thank you, Lord, for giving me the possibility of healing my eyes.
Rise me from any doubts, fears, and negative chatter in my mind
Abide me before, during, and after my surgery
Bless me that through the hands of my surgeon, I will heal
With your greatest love and care for me, I trust that my surgery will be a success! Amen
Prayer for Open Heart Surgery
Open heart surgery is a type of surgery where your chest will be cut open, including your breastbone exposing your heart. The surgeon will operate on the heart to treat complications regarding valves, arteries, and main vessels that help supply blood to the heart.
Generally, you won't feel any pain after taking anesthesia. Yet, at the same time, heart surgery is complex.
Although the risk of mortality rate is very low, it is common for patients to feel fear, anxiety, doubts, and overthinking.
It is best to take deep breaths and calm the mind because panicking and worrying don't help the surgery.
Before surgery, take a moment to sit alone in silence and offer a prayer. It will help you ease in peace, comfort, and hope.
All things are possible in the miracles of the Lord!
Lord God, I offer my prayers and surrender my circumstances to your hands
Bless me with your grace and healing as I face surgery today
Ease my mind and calm my racing heart as I step into the operating room
Be with me and help me fight this battle
I am grateful to you, Lord, for giving me a chance to make my health better
Heal me, fuel me and ensure the success of my surgery! Amen
Sick and Shut-in Prayer
Sick and Shut-in mean a person confined in a house or hospital due to an illness and is semantically related to bedridden. If you know someone or you are the one who is currently experiencing this, this prayer is for you.
Dear Loving Father, I surrender to you all my tribulations and sufferings in this current moment.
Please relieve me from all distress, pain, discomfort, and agony, both physically and mentally
Breathe healing into every cell of my body, to my nerves and bones
Bring peace and comfort to my heart and mind
Please give me the strength to make my faith bigger than my fears
Give me hope at times that I feel like falling apart
Restore my health, make me walk, stand up and get out of confinement
Make me healthy again so that I may be able to serve and glorify you!
I am open to receiving good energies and abundance in health
Heal me, Oh Lord! I trust that all things are possible through you! Amen.
Prayer for Intercession of St. Luke the Evangelist, Patron Saint of Surgeons and Physicians
St. Luke, also called Saint Luke the Evangelist, is the author of the Gospel According to Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He accompanied St. Paul the Apostle on his mission and became one of the writers of the New Testament, narrating the birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.
You can learn the words spoken by the angel to Mary at the Annunciation, “Hail Mary, full of Grace” and Elizabeth's words to Mary, “Blessed are you and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.”
Some scholars said that he died as a martyr and was hanged on the olive tree following the death of St. Paul, while others claim otherwise. St. Luke's feast day is on October 18.
St. Luke, meaning “light giving,” was a physician and was venerated by the Catholic Church as the patron saint of physicians and surgeons. Therefore, if you know someone who is a surgeon or a loved one is undergoing surgery, you can intercede with prayers to St. Luke the Evangelist.
Almighty God, Who didst inspire Thy servant St. Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of Thy Son: Graciously continue in Thy Church the love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of Thy Name; through the same Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, now and forever. Amen.
St. Luke, ora pro Nobis!
Prayer for Intercession of St. Luke for those Undergoing Surgery
Most charming and saintly physician, thou were animated by the heavenly Spirit of Love. In faithfully detailing of the humanity of Jesus, thou also showed His Divinity and His genuine compassion for all human beings. Inspire our physicians with their professionalism and with the divine compassion for their patients. Enable them to cure the ills of both body and spirit that afflict so many in our day. Amen.
St. Luke, ora pro Nobis!