If you’re reading this post, it’s likely that you or someone you love has undergone surgery. Check out our Catholic prayer for healing after surgery, short prayer for successful surgery and recovery and thanksgiving prayer after successful surgery. For many people, going under the knife can be a scary experience. It’s natural to feel anxious and nervous about what lies ahead. But whether you’re facing a big operation or just getting ready for a small procedure, there’s no doubt that you’ll want to be as prepared as possible.
That’s why we wrote this prayer for healing after surgery—to help you gain strength and courage in the days leading up to your procedure and to give you peace of mind during recovery. We hope it helps!
If you have any questions about this prayer or need more information about what to expect before and after surgery, please feel free to reach out! We’d love to hear from you.
Catholic Prayer For Healing After Surgery
O Lord the oil of your healing flows through me like a living stream. I choose to bathe in these clear waters each day. I will keep my eyes on you, and trust in you that I will fully recover. I give you all that I am, and rest in your peace.
Please watch over [patient name] as they recover from the surgery they recently had. Please give them the strength to heal and recover, and help them to stay safe while they are healing. Please also help their doctors and nurses to be kind and compassionate during this time. Thank you for your love, grace, and mercy. Amen
In the Hands of God
More than ever I find myself in the hands of God.
This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth.
But now there is a difference;
the initiative is entirely with God.
– Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
Restore My Strength
– Author Unknown
Renew My Mind, Body and Soul
O’ Holy One
I come before you today in need of your healing hand.
In you all things are possible.
Hold my heart within yours, and renew my mind, body, and soul.
I am lost, but I come to you with grace.
You gave us life, and you also give us the gift of infinite joy.
Give me the strength to move forward on the path you’ve laid out for me.
Guide me towards better health, and give me the wisdom to identify those you’ve placed
around me to help me get better.
Mend What is Broken
I call on you right now in a special way.
It is through your power
that I was created.
Every breath I take,
every morning I wake,
and every moment of every hour,
I live under your power.
I ask you now to touch me
with that same power.
For if you created me from nothing,
you can certainly recreate me.
Fill me with the healing power of your spirit.
Cast out anything that should not be in me.
Mend what is broken.
Root out any unproductive cells.
Open any blocked arteries or veins
and rebuild any damaged areas.
Remove all inflammation and
cleanse any infection.
Let the warmth of your healing
love pass through my body
to make new any unhealthy areas
so that my body will function
the way you created it to function.
Restore me to full health
in mind and body so that I may
serve you the rest of my life.
Your love has held me and kept me through this suffering. Now may your hope and healing lead me quickly to a place of restoration. O Lord the oil of your healing flows through me like a living stream. I choose to bathe in these clear waters each day.
I will keep my eyes on you, and trust in you that I will fully recover. I give you all that I am, and rest in your peace. I hold tightly to your promises. They are like a spring that overflows with goodness.
I wait on you.
Dull The Pain
It hurts so bad.
Dull the pain with Your love.
Blur the sharp edges by reminding me that from bad comes good.
Help me appreciate that after the sorrow, joy is sweeter.
I look forward to better times. I can endure anything with You by my side.
Healing For My Long Time Illness
Thank You for being with me through all the ups and downs of my life and for the many blessings that You have given me for which I praise and thank You.
You know the illness that I have been struggling with for a long time now and that there is little that seems to be able to be done by the medical profession – but I believe that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that You know every part of my body. You know exactly why I have been ill for so long. I come to You now asking that You would work a full recovery in my body – whatever is causing this persistent problem. I pray that You would, in Your mercy, give me back the health and strength I need.
Guide me along the path that You have planned for me.
short prayer for successful surgery and recovery
Please heal my body. I know it is in your hands.
I am ready to feel better and move on with my life.
Please help me to be patient and accept the healing process.
To Heal A Friend
Think, O’ God, of our friend who is ill, whom we now commend to Your compassionate regard.
Comfort him/her upon his/her sickbed, and ease his/her suffering. We beg for deliverance, and submit
that no healing is too hard if it be Your will.
Healing A Loved One
Lord, You walked on the earth, understood the broken world, yet also rose from death into resurrected life.
I pray for my loved one that they would be held at this time in your loving arms.
Bless the work of the doctors, surgeons and hospital staff, and bring the power of your resurrection life into their body.
Come fill my loved one from top to toe with your restorative Spirit.
May your resurrection life bring healing and wellness into their being.
May your grace carry them through this hard time into a new season filled with hope and joy.
For a Sick Friend
O Holy Spirit, please come like a dove
Shield and protect now the one that I love.
Cover their wounds with Your grace feathered wings,
Shield them from sorrow, breathe hope songs within.
Tend with Your goodness the pain that they bear
Heal now their sickness with miracle care.
Carry them high far above till they see
Your rainbow of promise, real hope lies ahead.
I love them so dearly, so help me to be
All that you, would give out through me.
Thanksgiving prayer after successful surgery
All-powerful and ever-living God, you are the Creator of all things. You made us in your own image and likeness, and you gave us the gift of health.
We pray to you today to heal [patient name] after her surgery. May she regain her strength quickly and be able to return to normal activities as soon as possible.
May she always remember that you are with her in good times and bad, when she is well or ill. We ask this through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
Thank you for the doctors who have taken care of me. Please heal my body and make me whole again. Thank you for the nurses who have cared for me. Please heal my body and make me whole again. Thank you for my family who has been here with me during this difficult time. Please heal my body and make me whole again.