Prayer To Be Used By God To Edify the Body

Prayer for Surgery

Prayer To Be Used By God To Edify the Body

Powerful Prayer

for Surgery

We have prayer written for the person facing surgery


for the friends and family

of a person who is facing surgery.

Note that we also have prayer to be prayed

during surgery


after surgery.

We encourage you to modify each prayer

to fit the circumstances.

Prayer written for the person

who is going into

surgery soon:

Dear Lord,

I ask that you would strengthen my body and prepare my body for this upcoming surgery.

Lord, I ask that you prepare eachdoctor and each assistant so that each one is refreshed and at his orher best when the surgery starts. Enable them to disregard anypersonal distractions and fully focus on my surgery. I pray that each oneis clear thinking and able to receive wisdom from you as the surgeryis in progress. May each decision be correct and each procedure beaccurate.

Heavenly Father, I am asking for yoursupernatural protection during my surgery. I pray for the outcome to be yourvery best.

I also pray for protection and provision during my recoveryperiod.

You are my Creator, and you are mySustainer.

Guide me this day as I seek to find peaceful rest in your presence.

In the mighty name of Jesus I pray,


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon

Prayer for Surgery

Written for a friend or family member

of the person

who is soon going into surgery.

Note that these prayers

are written

 – for a male  –

and need to be modified for a female patient.

Dear Lord,

I lift up _______ today asking that youstrengthen his body and prepare his body for the upcoming surgery.

Lord, I ask that you prepare eachdoctor and each assistant so that each one is refreshed and at his orher best when the surgery starts. Enable them to disregard anypersonal distractions and fully focus on ______. I pray for each one to be clear thinking and fully able to receive wisdom from you as the surgeryis in progress. May each decision be correct and each procedure beaccurate.

Lord, I am asking for yoursupernatural protection during the surgery. I pray for the outcome to be yourvery best.

I also pray for protection and provision during the recoveryperiod. I lift up prayer that his recovery is quick and his outcome is successful.

You are our Creator, and you are ourSustainer.

I give you respect and honor this day.

In Jesus' name I pray,


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon

Prayer for surgery written

for loved ones to pray:

Dear Lord,

We honor you today and acknowledge your power and your authority. 

You are our Creator, and you are the one who provides our healing.

We come to this prayer time seeking your protection and your provision for this upcoming surgery.

By faith, we believe that your victory is going to escort _______ into surgery and then into the recovery room.

By faith, we believe that you are accomplishing awesome things for ______ through this surgical procedure.  

We come before you this day thanking you and praising you for everything you are doing to bless __________.

In Jesus' name we pray,


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon

Prayer for surgery

written for loved ones to pray:

Father God,

You are our healer, and we give you praise.

Thank you for your healing mercies that are flowing into _________ today.

Thank you for your divine protection and provision for __________  as he goes down a path toward your divine health.

Thank you for guiding his steps.

Thank you for guiding his doctors, and all the medical team, who are participating in his road to recovery.

We give thanks to you for everything you are doing to bring health into every area of __________'s  body.

We thank you for reminding us of the power of prayer.  We ask that you would direct our thoughts and guide our prayers for ______________.

We will continue to pray for _____________, and we will remember to thank you for every improvement that we see.


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon

Prayer for surgery

for the anesthesiology team

written for a loved one to pray:

Almighty God,

Thank you for all the preparations youare making for __________'s surgery.

I specifically lift up theanesthesiologist and all of his or her team. I ask that youwould guide all preparations, thoughts, and actions regarding theanesthesia.

I ask that all the equipment used wouldbe working properly.

Lord, I pray that you would comeagainst any adverse reactions during surgery and lead _____________ safely throughthe surgery and into the recovery process.

Thank you, Lord, for all yourlovingkindness.


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon

Prayer during Surgery

Prayer for surgery written to be prayed DURING surgery:

Dear Lord,

They have taken  _____________ into surgery, and my heart reaches out to you for your help.

Thank you that your love is hovering over ____________ as he is in surgery.

Thank you for a great surgical team that you have sent to bless him.

I come before you to ask that you would pour out on the surgical team – your wisdom, your guidance, your alertness, your precision, and every other thing they need.

I pray for your blessing on all the equipment. I pray that everything would be working perfectly.

Thank you, Lord, for every blessing.


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon

Prayer to be prayed DURING surgery:

Mighty God of All Creation,

I lift my loved one up to you right now.

Thank you for covering __________ with victory as he is having surgery. Thank you for continuing to protect him and bless him all the way through to his complete recovery. 

Thank you for the precision of the instruments of surgery. Thank you for the preciseness of each of the doctor's movements.

Thank you for the alertness of each person who is part of the surgical team. And thank you for perfectly guiding their thoughts in order to give ________ the healing that you have planned for him.

Father, thank you for everything you are doing this day to bless _______ and to bring him into abundant health.

In Jesus name I pray,


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon

Prayer for surgery written to be prayed

DURING surgery:

Jehovah Rapha,

You are the God who heals us.

I come to you as this surgery is underway. I thank you that you are in that surgery room right now.

I thank you for everything you are doing to bless this surgery.

Lord, I ask that you would provide whatever the surgical team needs. I ask that you would anticipate every need and bring the necessary response.

Lord, direct their every thought.

Direct their every move.

And bless them in every way.

Lord, I ask that you would supernaturally strengthen and protect ______ 's body at this very moment and throughout the surgery.

By your power and in your name, I pray that you would guide this surgery to be a total success.


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon

*Jehovah Rapha means “The God who heals” and is one of the names God has given to us to call him.

Prayer for surgery written to be prayed

DURING surgery:

Dear Lord,

As this surgery is underway, I want to thank you for every blessing that you are bringing to _________.

I want to thank you for every wondrous thing that you are doing.

Lord, my prayer is that whatever __________ needs during this surgery, I ask you to provide it.

In Jesus' name,


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon

Prayer for Surgery Recovery

Recovery Prayer to pray for the days after surgery

Dear Lord,

I ask that you would bless ________ today.

I ask that you would give him comfort and encouragement as he heals.

I ask that your strength and healing power would be fully flowing in him this day.


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon

Almighty God,

I pray that you would comfort ________ this day.

I ask that you would do miraculous things to reduce his pain and increase his healing.


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon

Notes from a Nurse

For those of you who want more Prayer Points

One of my friends, who is a nurse,looked at this page and suggested that

I add these Prayer Points to thispage:

Extra Surgery Prayer Points

* Pray specifically for theanesthesiologist and his or her team.

   (I did add a special prayer for the anesthesiology team.)

* Pray specifically before surgery forthe Lord to pick the people for the OR team who have the best skills and knowledgeneeded for the procedure.

* Pray specifically for the scrub nurses/techs – They must count the sponges (4 x 4s) before and aftersurgery to make sure nothing is left in the patient. They also passthe instruments and keep them sterile during the whole procedure.* Pray specifically for the circulatingnurses/techs – They come and go to fetch things, adjust lights, etc.* Pray specifically for recovery roomstaff.

One final note:

We at Inspirational – Prayers believe in divine healing. We have seen miracles and believe in miracles. Therefore, we pray aggressive prayers.

But we cannot guarantee any specific type of results from our prayers.

For a list of all our prayers: Prayers for all Occasions

Topics covered on this page: Prayers for preparation for surgery, prayer for surgery, prayers during surgery, and prayers for surgery recovery

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Prayer To Be Used By God To Edify the Body

People pray in many physical positions. For instance:

  • laying flat on the floor, face down, with hands stretched out (also known as 'prostrate');
  • standing, hands raised and spread, palms up, looking upward;
  • standing, head bowed, eyes closed;
  • sitting, head bowed, eyes closed, hands folded (the most common position today);
  • kneeling, head bowed, hands folded;
  • kneeling, head to the ground, hands face down on ground next to head;
  • standing, eyes forward, facing the altar;
  • sitting eyes closed, hands in front, palms up;
  • laying flat on the floor, face up, palms up;
  • slow leisurely walking (or sitting), eyes open, in a place where one can safely pay very little attention to where one is going.

Each of these body positions (and others) can be done for any kind of praying, but each has special meaning for different kinds of prayer. Standing with hands raised is typical of praise, celebrative prayer, and thanks-giving.

Kneeling and prostration show humility and recognition of a superior, and thus are especially well-suited to prayers of confession, repentance, or awe. (If you're someone who bows to no one, please consider praying while laying prostrate. In public. With everyone watching.

If you're too proud to do that, you're too proud to speak to God.) Slow wandering/meandering and lotus-sitting are especially good for meditational prayer and for quieting yourself so you can listen. Standing facing the altar is part of an act of worship with other people who are also worshipping.

Other positions have been used, too; for example, Elijah crouched low to the ground and put his face between his knees. (He must've been a prayer contortionist.)

The Bible doesn't mention arm gestures in prayer except the raising of hands. However, starting at least as early as 700 AD, some devout Jews took to swaying while studying the Torah, chanting Psalms, or praying. Christians praying together often link hands, raise them together, and form circles.

Mainstream Islam has many of the same personal postures for prayer, and treasure prostration (sujood) as when God's servant is closest to God. They pray together by all doing the same prayer and posture together.

Islam discourages many movements, but most sources teach that women can carry a baby during prayer, with the shifting that requires. Sufi traditions have a wider array of body use, including devotional dance. And most Abrahamic and Asian traditions of prayer allow such things as scratching itches.

The Christian faith traditions allow ordinary natural behaviors or motions during prayer. Christians can walk, sway, dance, chant, or be quiet and still.

These positions can help you pray right by getting your body into (or, sometimes, the way of) your prayers. It becomes a way to use the body to express what the prayer is for. Prayer is done with your whole self, and the body is part of that.

But the body positions themselves are unimportant to God, who has seen liars and fools use them all. They are useful to know for your own benefit. The key to all prayer positions and postures is that you are having a living response with God, speaking and listening, thinking and receiving.

Whatever position your body is in, God is still paying attention. And that is ultimately what counts.

(This fact should be of special comfort to those who can't get into those positions due to handicap. You can pray from the position you're in, and it's just as good as any other so long as you're fully behind your prayers.)

A Spirithome dare: try each of these positions out in prayer, if you can do so safely. When done, then take a pad and a pen, and quickly jot down what you were sensing, what came to mind, and how fully you were able to immerse yourself in prayer.

In our own times, many people are devising new ways of bringing the body (or parts of it) into their prayer life. Some are fairly humorous, others are more of a meditation than a prayer, and sometimes a bit too trendy for their own good.

(Today's fuzzy spiritualists are prone to label almost any body movement “body prayer”; they're not always wrong.) These prayers are not just 'experiential', they're 'experimental', and they're a good example of faithful risk-taking and discovery.

These experiences can carry forward a true sense of prayer. In several of them, ritual and symbol are well-used for what they are meant to do, something that's usually lost in pop-ritual and by ritualists.

One of my favorite body prayers is below; it's in the spirit of early Celtic Christian prayers, but acted out with the body and with open hands faced out and placed together in a triangular (Trinity) shape. As the old Embody UK site of 2000 described it:

“Stand up with your arms straight out to your side and your palms pointing to the ceiling and pray: “Creator God”. Bring your hands together in front of you, forming a triangle with your thumbs and forefingers, and pray: “The three in one”.

Keeping the triangle shape, move your hands down to touch the ground and pray: “Be in this place”. Stand up again and place the triangle over your chest praying, “Be in my heart”, and over your forehead praying, “Be in my mind”. Take the triangle above your head and pray: “I love you and adore you”.

Bring your hands down to the starting point and you can start to pray again.”

An experience in praying while in motion

Back some 20 years ago, I started praying during bike rides. (This, at the suggestion of a Third Order Franciscan.) The trick is to stop before you pray, then start riding again as you finish one prayer, stopping and starting in a controlled, regular fashion. It takes discipline to keep the functions separated.

The first few days, it worked well and felt great. Then, it started becoming more dangerous, because my mind would keep wandering back to God at unexpected, unplanned times so I wasn't paying attention to where I was going, even with my eyes open. With each close call I would tell myself to pay more attention and exert more discipline.

I stopped biking my prayers after jumping a curb, crossing someone's driveway while they were backing up, and landing in thorn bushes on the other side. Fool that I am, I then decided to try something less hazardous: I'd pray while taking a walk, or more accurately, meandering. Same discipline, less risk. But I live in a suburb.

I'd have to go a mile or so to get to a good place to walk around at a normal pace. So (duh…) I chose to walk to a nearby school's track area. Once again, once I started thinking toward God, I would not keep my mind off God, even on my way there.

I stopped that when I walked into the school's perimeter fence one day, and into a parked car the next. I discovered that prayer shtick doesn't work.

I still occasionally use my current landlord's ample back yard woods, where I can meander aimlessly, slowly, and safely — though I did walk into a tree once and another time stepped on a squirrel. But mostly, I stay stationary when praying. I don't want to put God to the test by essentially demanding a miracle healing each time I move about.

I can recommend walking a labyrinth, which is pre-designed for devotional use. No obstacles there; it is a controlled pathway to follow.

But it is not really something you just walk, and it's not for recreation or physical fitness.

You pay close attention to the relatively small course, and learn to stop and contemplate or meditate or pray at various points, either as planned or as led from inside.
Read here for more common ways of praying wrongly.

Hanging Out

Three preachers were discussing the best body positions for prayer, while a utility repairman was working close by. One of the preachers said, “I find kneeling gets the best feeling”.

“No”, another jumped up. “I get the best results standing with my hands outstretched to Heaven.”

“Both of you miss the mark”, the third shot back. “Prayer's most effective when lying prostrate, face down on the floor.”

The repairman had heard enough of this. “Hey, y'all,” he stepped in, “the best prayin' I ever did was hangin' upside down from a telephone pole.”

Here's a cartoon about the drawbacks of one prayer position, at least to walrus Christians…

A PDF download of Spirithome pages on prayer.

C'mon. I dare you. Try these questions and dares.

(Please, use this link for personal prayer requests.)

Orig. 2002-04-09, ver.: 2015-09-20.
Prayer Positions. Copyright © 2002-2015 by Robert Longman.

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Prayer To Be Used By God To Edify the Body

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord” (Psalm 19:14).

“Insha’Allah” (Arabic for “God willing”).

“Fun dayn moyl in gots oyern” (Yiddish, meaning “From your mouth to God’s ear”).

A Prayer is an Ephemeral Thing

No matter the language we use or the religion we embrace, our most fervent prayers are those deepest desires offered in wordless plea, carried to God on the fragile wings of faith. For these prayers there are no words, nor motions or positions; they are a yearning, a need, an urge that only God can satisfy.

Humans are Corporeal Beings

We are solid flesh and blood. Thomas, in the Gospel of John, we want to be able to touch the wounded side, to feel the words spoken reverberating in our ear, and to taste the bread and wine on our tongue.

How can we reconcile the intangible nature of prayer with our very tangible reality? Our Christian tradition is rich in written prayer.

As a writer and self-proclaimed word geek, the exquisite language of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer speaks to me.

 In many circumstances those prayers articulate the perfect translation of the meditations of my heart into wording that makes sense to my brain.

And yet… a written prayer, a spoken prayer, is still too much in my head and not enough of my heart. To really capture the emotion of a prayer, I sometimes turn to a physical manifestation.

Prayers Can be Physical

To light a candle is a physical act: a quick scratch of a match, the whiff of sulfur, the flare of the wick, and the sting of hot wax. Heat and smoke ascend, as we imagine our words do.

Prayer beads, or Anglican rosaries, help focus the mind, as the fingers are reassured by the roll of each small repetitive sphere. Prayer stones and pocket crosses give substance to prayer.

The solid weight of a stone and its texture – whether smooth or rough – offer the satisfaction of holding a prayer in the palm of your hand.

A Tactile and Creative Approach to Prayer

When we use art as prayer, we pray twice. Non-figurative visual prayers, as suggested in Sybil Macbeth's Praying in Color or Roger Hutchinson's The Painting Table, offer the artist in all of us a way to put the range of our feelings to paper. Creating an object to focus our prayers is another way of using our creative gifts to glorify and pray to the God of Creation.

For Lent last year, I lead a multi-age group in the creation of prayer stones. We discussed types of prayer: thanksgiving, forgiveness, and petitions. We considered who we might pray for – ourselves, those we love, and the broader world.

We read the various forms of the Prayers of the People found in the Book of Common Prayer. We looked at Milestones Ministries' prayer stones. Then the children created their own prayer stones, drawing images on small craft store pebbles.

I gave each child a little drawstring bag in which to store their stones.

My Girl Scouts used the same process to create prayer wheels for children's pew bags. Rather than drawing images on stones, they created artwork which was printed on heavy cardstock cut in a circle.

Other than indicating that it was a prayer wheel, we offered no explanation as to how to use it, preferring to leave each child to consider the images and let their prayers derive organically as they rotated the wheel.

Tactile and Creative Prayer Done in Community

Tactile, artistic prayers create meaningful community prayer and focal points. I was particularly inspired by one church's prayers for peace manifested in hundreds of origami cranes, each one lovingly created and then hung in a cascading mobile.

At Vacation Bible School, we created a giant prayer cross, cut from a 7 foot sheet of corrugated cardboard and covered with children's hand prints, each one a prayer. The cross now hangs in the entryway of our nursery school.

 It delights me to see the original creators compare their now-grown hands to the tiny versions on the cross.

Giving Creative Form to the Ephemeral Prayers of your Corporeal Heart

Adults also respond to the physical forms of prayer. Personal or collective, tactile and creative prayer expressions aren't only for children. Every creative endeavor can be an expression of prayer.

 Each stitch in a lovingly crocheted prayer shawl is a prayer of hope and healing for the recipient.

Prayers written in permanent marker on scraps of cloth then tied to a loosely draped net or to a tree, create a unified, fluttering collection of the prayers of a community.

I guarantee that as you move beyond words, your prayer life will take on a new-found depth and richness.

Lisa Brown recently accepted a position as the Director of Digital Ministry with Membership Vision. Building on her work in Children’s Ministry and Communications at St.

Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, PA, she helps churches connect to people and to God in the digital space. An active member of Forma and Girl Scout leader, Lisa is passionate about enriching the spiritual lives of people.

Her book “The Best Do-It-Yourself VBS Workbook Ever” was published in 2017.

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