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Prayer before surgery for a child

This page has several prayers for parents or those who care for a child who is about to have an operation. There is prayer to say before surgery that the operation would be successful, an uplifting prayer for a sick boy or girl who is currently in hospital, and a traditional Episcopal prayer for the relief of pain and restoration for ill children. May you know God's presence as you pour out your anxieties and concerns to him now.

Prayer before surgery for child

(a prayer for an operation to go well)

Dear Lord,

Please come to us. Calm the storms of our hearts and minds as our precious child goes into surgery. May we know that your spirit goes with them and that your power will be with the surgeons as they operate. Cover our wonderful child with love and protection, clothe them in grace and hope. We put our trust in you and await the hope of Christ to arise in our lives as they recover and rest.


(a prayer for surgery from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

A Family Prayer

A short prayer suitable for giving as a blessing to a loved family member:-

family prayer blessing

Prayer for a child in hospital

Dear God,

Be so close to our beautiful child, be their special friend.
Bless them while in hospital with unexpected joy, with comfort, care and love without end.
Prompt each doctor to be gentle, and the nurses to be fun.
Give them other children they can play with, brighten their days with shafts of sun.
Hold them very safely, so that they know you’re there.
Bless their sleep with lovely dreams, give them excellent care.
Bless their bodies, help them heal,
With restoration power, touch each hurt, each wound, each illness, watch them hour by hour.
Help us be all that they need, to love with endless grace.
Draw us close as a family, keep us strong, keep us safe.

(a prayer for an ill child from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

read more prayers for children, including a prayer for protection by clicking here.

Prayer for a sick loved one

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, Jesus, would give out through me.

(a prayer for an ill friend or loved one from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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Our prayers lay the track down on which God's power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails.

Watchman Nee (1903 –1972), Chinese Church leader & Christian teacher.

Prayer for Healing

A beautiful short film which asks for God's restorative power:-

Episcopal prayer for a sick child

Lord Jesus Christ,
Good Shepherd of the sheep,
you gather the lambs in your arms and carry them in your bosom:
We commend to your loving care this child N. Relieve his pain,
guard him from all danger,
restore to him your gifts of gladness and strength,
and raise him up to a life of service to you.
Hear us, we pray,
for your dear Name’s sake.


(Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)