Top 20 Bible Verses Before Surgery to Read

Today I’m going to share with you how to boost your faith, strengthen your spirit, encourage your soul, and overcome fear with 20 pre-surgery bible verses.

These before-surgery scriptures have helped many persons like you draw closer to God and recover from major surgeries.

That said, I’m sure that many thoughts are running through your mind right now, and that’s ok.

After all, this is a life and death experience and anything can go wrong at any given moment during the surgery.

But I want to say to you that God is faithful, and you will not die but live to declare the word and works of the Lord.

Moreover, as I sit here to write this article, I’m allowing the Holy Spirit to guide me to the most appropriate bible verses you need to read before surgery.

17 Encouraging Bible Verses for Surgery (KJV)

Your health is important to God and He will speak to you through these scriptures.

Also, your health is important to me and I will now take a  break and pray for you right now.

Franklin Graham had successful heart surgery

How do You Pray for Surgery?

My Father, you are my shepherd and protection. I pray that you will see me through this surgery. May your leading hand be on the surgeon so that this surgical intervention may be a successful operation. I thank you because I know that even doctors are your tools and your assistants on the earth.

pre surgery bible verses

It is well; be at peace, God is in control, and He will see you through. Now, here are 20 calming bible verses to read before surgery:

20 Bible Verses Before Surgery

I pray that the following Bible verses before surgery will comfort you and remind you of the peace and confidence we have in Christ

Exodus 15:26

Even before your  surgery, the Lord says ” If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”

The Lord is he that healeth you: Out of all the bible verses to read before surgery this is one of my favorite because it makes it very clear that the Lord is he that healeth you. It’s the Lord’s will to heal you; just declare and claim this promise of healing now.

Psalm 118:17

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.”

You shall not die: Psalm 118:17 is a powerful psalm to read before surgery because it reinforces and tells of God’s commitment to your life.

I would encourage you at this moment to say like the psalmist, ” I will not die, but live to declare the works of the Lord.”

Matthew 8:17

“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”

Jesus Christ took your sickness: Jesus Christ paid it all, he came to the earth, was captured, lied upon, persecuted, sentenced, battered, and left to die on a cross, buried, and rose on the day.

And all of that was done for you, claim your healing now, and for this reason, Matthew 8:17 was also added to this list of 20 bible verses to read before surgery.

Isaiah 53:5

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed”

You are healed: If Matthew 8:17 did not convince you, then Isaiah 53:5 makes it clear that you are healed; notice it did not say you’re going to get well, but it says you’re healed; that past tense (already happened).

In God’s eye; you’re healed; claim, walk in it, and see it manifest. Isaiah 53:5 are among the best bible verses for surgery or after surgery to read. This is why I’ve chosen to also add it to the list of bible verses to read before surgery.

Numbers 6:24-26

“The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”

Psalm 121:3-8

“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 forevermore.”

Psalm 138:8

“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.”

Ephesians 6:11

Psalm 91:1-2

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Isaiah 43:1-2

“But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”

Psalm 20:7

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.”

Psalm 91:15

“He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”

I encourage you to read our powerful collection of psalms before surgery

Come to God for healing

Psalm 103:3-4

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee

Jeremiah 17:14

“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”

Isaiah 43:3-4

“For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.”

Luke 6:19

“And the people all tried to touch him because power was coming from him and healing them all.”

Healing belongs to you: healing is the children’s bread and you’re a child of God, claim your healing now.

James 5:14-15

“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: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

Jeremiah 30:17

“‘But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord.”

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.

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.”

Even as you prepare for this medical operation, God wants to heal you.

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What is a Good Bible Verse for Healing?

Jerimiah 17:14 is a great bible verse to confess for healing because it says, “Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.”

I would encourage you to stand on this beautiful confession of healing in Jerimiah where we are reminded of the Lord’s promise of healing.

There are other healing scriptures in the bible, especially Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed.”

God’s words bring strength, the strength you need to stand for healing.

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What is a Good Bible Verse for Strength and Healing?

Isaiah 41:10 is an excellent Bible Verse for Strength and Healing and it says, “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.”

God has not given you a spirit of fear, but He has given you a spirit of love, power, and a sound mind, so do not fear. But exorcise total confidence in God because in Him you have access to healing and strength.

Throughout the scriptures, God uses men to bless men, and maybe you believe He will use this surgeon to help you overcome this medical condition. But what does God say about surgeons?

What Does the Bible Say About Surgeons?

The Bible has not explicitly mentioned the word “surgeon,” but there were physicians back in biblical times who can pass as surgeons today. Here is what the Bible says about surgeons ” And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any.” (Luke 8:43)

In other words, without the grace and mercy of God, surgeons are as helpless in helping you as you are, so be mindful to put your trust in God and not the surgeon. It would be great if your surgeon believes in biblical healing. Nevertheless, God is your father, and here is a powerful collection of prayers you can declare for healing, successful operation, courage, strength, and quick recovery.

What is a Good Bible Verse for Someone in the Hospital?

Isaiah 41:10 is the ideal bible verse for someone in the hospital because it is among the brightest expression of God’s commitment to comfort and peace for His people in distress.

What comforting words! To think that we have God’s presence and help in our most difficult moments does make a difference. Being in the hospital for health reasons, especially for a surgical procedure isn’t the most pleasant thing can experience.

Fear, uncertainty, and anxiety seem to get the better of us in these situations. But when we remember that our Father is with us holding us, our attitude changes. 

What is a good scripture for someone having surgery?

Knowing that we have His help and His company gives us peace, comfort, courage, and strength to face challenges head-on. 

Is surgery Mentioned in the Bible?

The Bible does not say anything directly about surgery, but circumcision and castration are surgical operations mentioned in Genesis 17:10-11 and Deuteronomy 32:2.

Inspirational Prayers Before Surgery

Prayers are powerful, and praying for a successful surgery can help you overcome anxiety and fear before the operation. May these inspirational surgery prayers bring you peace, comfort, and confidence to help you trust in God for protection, healing, and quick recovery.

A Good Prayer for Surgery

Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ, your son. I acknowledge that You are God, and You reign supreme in heaven, and even on earth, You reign.

Lord, I thank you for sparing my life, forgiving me of my sins, and being a present help in my times of trouble.

Oh Lord, you see, you hear, and you know what I’m about to do. My God, I trust you, and I stand on the integrity of your words and the steadfastness of your character.

As such, I declare Exodus 15:26 over my life: You are the God that healeth me.

I declare Psalm 118: 17 which says: I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

I declare Mathew 8:17 that says: He (Jesus) took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses.

I declare Isaiah 53:5 that says: but He (Jesus) was wounded for my transgressions, He was bruised for my iniquities: the chastisement of my peace was upon Him, and with His stripes, I am healed.

Lord, I stand on your word, and I asked you to intervene right now and heal me. Is there anything too hard for You to do?

Nevertheless, if healing does not come miraculously, I ask that guide and direct the hands of the doctors and specialists as they perform this surgery.

I declare, and I decree that everything will end well: I will come out stronger than I went in, and I will get closer to God than ever before.

Thank You, Lord, I bless You, I praise You, I exalt You, and I confess that You are faithful. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen. ( End of prayer).

Inspirational Prayers Before Surgery

Is a powerful and thoughtful collection of inspirational prayers before surgery. May they be soothing to your soul, a blessing to your heart, and encouragement your spirit, in Jesus’ name. Amen

Comforting Prayer for a Successful Surgery

Heavenly Father, through your grace, make me new and give me the strength to go through this difficult time. Continually be my guide, savior, helper, and healer.

See me through this surgery successfully. Guide the hands of every surgeon, touch their instruments, and favor me to make it out alive and well.

Dear Lord, may I always choose your way and be a witness for you. I want to point out to others to you, thank you for this testimony. Amen.

God will comfort you

Prayer of Strength and Courage Before Surgery

Lord, I make my boss free in you today, you have helped me before, delivered me from problems, and rescued me from bad situations.

You have saved me before, and you will continue to save me. You have delivered me from my enemies, and even this surgery I’m about to undertake you will help me to come out alive.

Just trust in God

Prayer of God’s Faithfulness Before Surgery

Heavenly Father, I know that no matter how far I fall, your arms will never feel to reach me. You are forever, faithful, compassionate, and kind.

You love me with unfailing and unconditional love. Every one of your promises is true, and I know you will deliver me. Thank you my father, and thank you for your unchanging words. Amen

Prayer of Assurance Before Surgery

Father, Jesus is valuable and worthy of a great price. He paid for my sins with the ultimate price of his life. His precious anointing blood washed me and made me new.

His pure and righteous blood saved me from sin and shame. I’ve been born again and I’ve become your child. Thank you for this privilege. Amen.

Prayer of Confidence Before Surgery

God, I praise you for delighting in me even though sometimes I struggle to understand what you see in me. Help me to continually see myself as your treasure and chosen vessel. I bless you father and I rest in you. Amen.

 Prayers Hope Before Surgery

Heavenly Father, I will praise you in the morning when I rise up and open my eyes and at night when I close my eyes to sleep.

You are my god and forever I will praise you. So middle words of my mouth and the prayers of my heart be acceptable in your sight or Lord. Amen.

Ephesians 2:7

A short Prayer Before Surgery for a Friend

Father, I desire to live my life in such a way that others may see and know you more. As such Lord, I pray for my friend ( friend’s name), that you help him/her to have a successful surgery.

Lord, you say in your word that you are rich towards all, Gracious towards all, and will help all that will call onto you with a pure and sincere heart.

Help my friend to have a safe surgery Lord, and preserve him/her life in Jesus’s name. Amen.

Check out our post on the best scripture before surgery for a friend.

Prayer Before surgery for Dad

Thank you, Lord, for you know everything, and you see everything. Even as my Dad is about to undertake surgery, you say and you know.

I declare and I decree that my dad will not die but you will live to declare your works.

You will have a successful surgery because you are in control of everything.

Lord as my dad prepared to do the surgery, I asked you to be with him, strengthen him, empower him, and caused him to see your salvation.

Thank you, Lord, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer Before Surgery for a Child

Lord, as my child is preparing to undertake surgery, I ask for your grace, guidance mercy, and protection.

Cover my child Lord, under the precious blood of Jesus Christ, and cause him/her to make it out alive and in the soundness of mind and body.

Father, I know that you will not forsake my child, because he/she is your child and you love him/ her very much. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

Bible Verses for Healing and Strength

Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” ~ Jeremiah 17:14

“He said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.” ~ Exodus 15:26

“See now that I myself am he! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand.” ~ Deuteronomy 32:39

“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14-15

“You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish.

In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.” ~ Isaiah 38:16-17

“Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you…” Exodus 23:25

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10

“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds, we are healed.” ~ Isaiah 53:4-5

“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD” ~ Jeremiah 30:17

Have faith in God

Scriptures When Preparing for Surgery

Here is another powerful collection of scriptures to read when preparing for your medical operation.

Isaiah 41:10 

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Jeremiah 33:6

“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.”

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Matthew 11:28-30 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Receive God's peace

Religious Message Before Surgery

May the grace of God go with you, may the blessings of God be with you, may the power of God rest upon you, may salvation of God be your guide, and may the light of God guide you.

You are blessed, a child of God, and you will make it out alive because God has your best interest at heart.

May God keep you bless you, prosper you, and the Hands of every surgeon so that you will have a successful surgery. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Final Word Before Your Medical Procedure

I am praying for you, and I trust God that it is well with you. Thank you for reading through to the end, and as always if you feel the need for more prayer and you want to reach out to me, you can do so by sending me a message.

May God bless, keep, and cause His face to shine upon you, and if my writing on “20 bible verses to read before surgery” has been a blessing to you; then share it with someone you know who is sick. And if you feel the need to donate to my ministry, you can do so by contacting me.

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