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Speedy Recovery Prayer

Gathered together on this page are several uplifting prayers which ask for God's healing and restoration on those who have been sick. There is a beautiful prayer for a speedy recovery ("Come Holy Spirit"), a short prayer for successful surgery, a comforting image of Psalm 23 for meditation or for sending to an ill friend or loved one, and a traditional Episcopal prayer to say for an operation.

Come Holy Spirit

(a prayer for speedy recovery after surgery)

Come Holy Spirit, come and fill my friend with healing power.
As they convalesce, entwine their days with rest, with hope, with gentle joy
And restoration hour by hour.
Come Holy Spirit, come and touch
My friend with grace and love.
As they find new strength, uplift each moment fresh with rising faith
And bright new vision, from above.
Come Holy Spirit, come and bless my friend with joy and health
As they wait in prayer, hold them close and safe,
Within your embrace and riches bright with kingdom wealth.
Come Holy Spirit, Come!


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

short prayer for successful surgery and recovery

Dear Father,

Thank you for watching my loved one through surgery.
Thank you for the care they receive as they recover.
Bless their bodies with your spirit that they might heal now
In body, mind and soul.

Thank you Lord,


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

The Lord is my Shepherd

a beautiful modern version of Psalm 23:-
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) Printable Poster

click here for a short prayer for a successful operation, and a prayer for God's healing and restoration.

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a traditional Episcopal prayer

Prayer Before an Operation

Strengthen your servant N., O God, to do what he has to do and bear what he has to bear; that, accepting your healing gifts through the skill of surgeons and nurses, he may be restored to usefulness in your world with a thankful heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

A Prayer for a Friend

A heartfelt prayer for those who are going through a hard time, that they may know God's strength and goodness:-